The High Net Worth (HNW) Unit of Stanbic Bank, as part of their Employee Community Initiative, brought smiles to a special place last weekend. The team refurbished a girls’ dormitory, spent time with the children and presented foodstuff to the Echoing Hills Village, home to orphaned children and a few adults with special needs.
The Head of High-Net-Worth Clients of Stanbic Bank, Sheila Andah, explained that the initiative forms part of the bank’s commitment to supporting access to quality education to drive national growth.
She said: “We’re more than just a bank; we look beyond the financial outcome to create more value socially, economically and environmentally. Driving Ghana’s growth is also about giving our future leaders the tools they will need to move the world forward. It is the greatest and most valuable investment we can make. It is our most empowering and meaningful contribution. That is why we have decided to reach out to the Echoing House Village to support them; by refurbishing their girls’ dormitory and providing furniture for the common room, as well as donating food items.
“We believe every child has a right to quality education. The Echoing Hills Village School is doing a tremendous job at providing these wonderful children with proper education and care. By this donation, we believe these children will have the opportunity to study in a more conducive and hygienic environment and ease pressure on their caretakers,” she added.
Receiving the items on the school’s behalf, Board Chairman of Echoing Hills Village Reverend Joe Ocran thanked the bank for its generosity.
He said: “We are very grateful to Stanbic for the show of generosity toward us. This school has been in existence for close to three decades, and the structures are dilapidating. I am glad that as a business they have gone beyond making profits to giving back to society. This donation will go a long way to help us as a school, and we hope they will come again to do more”.
The Echoing Hills Village Orphanage and Rehabilitation Centre, located at Madina in the Greater Accra Region, caters for the homeless, abandoned children, victims of child- abuse, orphans, special children, and persons with disability.