Stanbic Bank partnered with Community Uplift Ghana, a non-governmental organisation, to provide free eye care for Kotobabi residents. The eye care exercise cost Stanbic Bank an amount of GH¢10,000 ($3,030) with employees of the bank contributing GH¢5,000, which the bank matched up with another GH¢5000. In addition, about 20 employees volunteered to spend the day assisting the medical team cater for the patients.

The initiative was a bid to encourage frequent eye checks among residents in sub-urban populations, who cannot afford access to quality eye care. “Stanbic does not only want to make the people in Ghana feel our impact in terms of financial services and products; we also want to make the lives of the less privileged better,” said Nana Dwemoh Benneh, Head, PBB.

We didn’t just donate and sit back; we wanted to actively participate in this outreach, engage more closely with the community, and enrich lives.” The founder of Community Uplift, Franklin Mensah, was of the view that regular eye check-ups can improve sight health, adding, “We believe early screening is the best way to save a lot of people from losing their sight.

The residents who benefited from the eye care were of full of praise for Stanbic Bank, and prayed it would continue with the gesture.

Source: The Chronicle