In line with Access Bank’s sustainability vision of becoming the most sustainable and respected bank in Africa, staff supported three Sustainable Development Goals through the Employee Volunteering Programme (EVP), touching the lives of over 100,000 people in over 70 communities across six regions of Ghana; namely: the Upper West, Ashanti, Volta, Western, Greater Accra and Bono East Regions.
The 2022 EVP focused on twelve (12) projects under education, health, and social welfare to support the Sustainable Development Goals three, four and seventeen in 2022.
Staff undertook various interventions, including supporting ten (10) below-the-knee prosthetics surgeries for needy beneficiaries, in collaboration with the National Prosthetics Centre under the Ghana Health Service. In addition, parents who have their babies at the Ussher Polyclinic in the Greater Accra Region can now feel relieved as jaundiced neonates can now receive phototherapy treatment at the hospital. Through the EVP, staff have provided a firefly machine to the polyclinic.
Other interventions in health included supporting the Tema General Hospital with mechanised beds, while the Mallam Atta Government Hospital and the Accra Psychiatric Hospital – both in the Greater Accra Region – received various medical equipment and hospital consumables, all geared toward improving the health of stakeholders. Staff also organised a blood donation exercise for the Ho Teaching Hospital in the Volta Region to serve ten (10) medical units of the hospital.
Projects undertaken in education and sports helped to unearth young talents, and encouraged children in various communities to utilise their talents for the benefit of their societies while keeping fit for effective studies. Staff donated sporting kits to the ADMA Primary School and Calvary Methodist School in the Greater Accra Region, and organised a football competition between the two schools. Tendamba Primary school in Wa in the Upper West Region was also a proud beneficiary of the 2022 EVP, receiving sporting kits.
In addition, staff supported the Angels of Hope Orphanage Home in Tarkwa in the Western Region of Ghana and the Chosen Children Orphanage in Darkuman in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana with a facelift, reading materials, toiletries, mattresses, sporting kits and consumables.
Every year, staff of Access Bank Ghana are categorised into various groups across the country to undertake projects in identified need areas in their communities as part of their contribution to meeting the SDGs. EVP is a component of Access Bank’s corporate social responsibility solely driven by staff. Through the programme, staff of the bank give back to society through their personal resources and physical commitments to positively impact lives and communities.
Operating from 53 business locations across the country, Access Bank continues to build solid long-term relationships with customers based on trust, digital innovations, good customer service and transparency. The bank has over the years developed a deep understanding of its customers, delivering excellent services and empowering them to achieve more through financial education.