Stanbic Bank Ghana employees, predominantly from the bank’s Finance Department, reached out to Village of Hope Orphanage at Gomoa-Fetteh in the Central Region to honor commitments under the bank’s Corporate Social Initiative. Visiting staff members gave the orphanage a gift of GHS20,000 and donated a package of grocery supplies, toiletries and other essentials to support the day-to-day running of the home and help pay fees of residents of the orphanage/home who are university students.
The Lead of the visiting Stanbic Team and Chief Finance Officer of Stanbic Bank Ghana Mr. Victor Yeboah-Manu described the outreach as part of Stanbic Ghana’s core culture to support the general wellbeing of people living in communities where the bank operates and help these residents realize their dreams.
“We are extremely concerned about the welfare of our stakeholders and the people around us. Education and meaningful social lives, we believe, should not be the preserve of the few. That is why we took this step to ease the burden of fees payment for the students while contributing to the healthy and productive needs of these little ones [at the Village of Hope]. I am particularly touched by the way the home is managed and [I] feel these children really deserve a safe place to grow.”Mr. Victor Yeboah-Manu | Chief Finance Officer, Stanbic Bank Ghana
Mr. Kwaku Sarkodie, Managing Director of Hope Children’s Village, received the cheque and gift package and expressed appreciation to Stanbic Bank Ghana. Mr. Sarkodie explained that the Ministry currently has 43 youths attending various tertiary educational institutions, 51 in senior high schools and 139 in basic/elementary schools. He described the challenge Hope Children’s Village faced in paying for the care of the children and youth:
“The cost of feeding, educating and health care are the major challenges we face as an orphanage. As an organization that depends solely on donations, we cannot shoulder this huge cost without the support of churches, corporate bodies, individuals, and groups. We find this gesture essentially timely and appreciable; we’re extremely grateful. May God almighty continue to bless Stanbic Bank and replenish you for being heralds of hope.”
Employees of Stanbic Ghana’s Finance Department have reached out over the years to support special needs educational centres, including the Dzorwulu Special School.
Village of Hope nurtures vulnerable children and youths in a holistic manner, providing excellent secondary-level health care services, educating students to excel in character, scholarship, service and leadership to transform the world. After 25 years of saving lives and serving humanity, the Village of Hope continues to give hope to over 1000 children in the seven ministries of the entity: Hope Children’s Village, Church of Christ Children’s Home, Hope Training Institute, Hope Christian Hospital, Hope Christian Academy, Hope Christian School and Hope College. There are seven residential children’s homes where the physical, emotional, nutritional and spiritual needs of 599 children are being provided for every day.