GCB Bank PLC continues to show its strong commitment to empowering the youth and SMEs, especially in view of the devastating economic effects from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The bank has disbursed GH¢100,000 as support for Resilient Ghana to provide a platform that challenges and empowers the youth to identify, create and present innovative solutions for real-life problems in Ghana while creating lasting businesses.
The not-for-profit organisation currently seeks to build the entrepreneurial capacity of the youth through its Mentorship Programme, which runs monthly webinars and business masterclasses and is open to all without cost.
Resilient Ghana also is set to roll out ‘The Resilient Ghana Challenge’ – a Business Accelerator for young entrepreneurs aged 18-35 that specifically provides opportunities to support deserving youth-led SMEs annually.
GCB’s contribution positions Resilient Ghana to train, cultivate and nurture young entrepreneurs and SMEs to develop their businesses with best industry practices and strategies.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Kofi Adomakoh, Managing Director of GCB Bank, stated that youth development and entrepreneurship is an integral part of the bank’s corporate social responsibility strategy, because the youth are the bedrock of the country’s economic drive.