Stanbic Bank committed to support 13-year-old Abdul Hakeem Alhassan Aremeyaw, who returned to the streets of Accra after having won an essay competition and represented Ghana in China.

Stanbic Ghana will support Hakeem through school and provide him the needed resources to help him realize his dreams of becoming a pilot.

In addition, Stanbic Ghana committed to set aside GHC50,000 cedis as seed capital to help address problems associated with streetism in Ghana. CEO of Stanbic Bank Ghana Mr. Alhassan Andani said there many Hakeems out there that Ghana must make good.

Stanbic Bank announced that it had engaged its partner SOS Village to finalize an arrangement to take Hakeem in for his education and care. The bank also revealed it has secured two additional slots for two of Hakeem’s friends.

According to the bank, the story of Hakeem has spurred some of the staff on to adopt children in similar situations, a plan the bank believed would encourage the adoption of many children living in the streets.

The bank’s intervention followed a Media General report on the teen. Many individuals have since expressed interest in supporting Hakeem with scholarships and donations of cash.

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