In expanding the reach of the Madiba legacy, especially that of education, Stanbic Bank Ghana joined the pupils of La Yahoushua Primary School to mark their speech and prize-giving day annually held on the birthday of Africa’s anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
A total number of eleven (11) cupboards, One Thousand (1000) exercise books and pens were donated to the school.
Presenting the items to the school, Head HC, Sammy Teye noted that part of our purpose as a bank is to impact lives in our communities and supporting education is on that path.
“For us at Stanbic, we believe the greatest legacy we can bequeath to posterity, is quality education and because this is in consonance with the Madiba principles and ideals, we decided to use this day to expand his legacy”, he said.
Headmistress of the School, Madam Kate Dornya who received the items on behalf of the school expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the Bank for the generous gesture.
“You came to our aid when all hope was lost. I want to assure you that Stanbic made the right decision by adopting us. The support you’ve been offering us over the years has gone a long to contribute to the academic success of La Yehoushua. From mosquito nets to cupborads for all our classrooms, thousands of books and pens among other generous donations….We are really grateful to Stanbic, you are indeed making the right investment”, said Ms Kate.
Over the years, Stanbic Bank has made some interventions in education to improve access and quality. In 2013, the Bank donated a GHS 25,000 worth of a set of furniture to the Baba Yara Primary School in Accra, which was to furnish a three-unit classroom block named after Nelson Mandela
Stanbic Bank has instituted such educational interventions amidst a day’s volunteering and mentoring sessions by staff members on how to help pupils to focus on their studies