Ghana International Bank (GIB) supports Rehabilitation Centre for Boys
The Ghana International Bank (GIB), a Ghanaian owned bank in the United Kingdom, has donated office equipment to the Rehabilitation Centre for Boys (RCB) in Osu, Accra.
The equipment—which include printers, laptops, projector, office tables and chairs, according to the bank, is meant to support the RCB in the effective reformation of the boys at the centre.
Present to hand over the equipment was the Head of Corporate Banking at the GIB, Mrs Barbara Tetteh, who commended the centre for the tremendous work they were doing in the country.
According to her, the bank has the objective of assisting in poverty alleviation and providing support for the educational and health needs of the needy in the society. She stressed that the welfare of the less privileged in the society should be a concern for all.
Right Reverend Colonel William Jonfia (retd), the Past Bishop of the Winneba Diocese of the Methodist Church of Ghana and Past Chaplin General of the Ghana Armed Forces (who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the RCB), received the donation on behalf of his outfit.
He disclosed that his outfit had a mission of providing quality life for the boy whose image is dented by parental irresponsibility and other negative acts. ‘RCB uses moral, religious, spiritual, psychological and general education as well as trade training as a tool,’ he added.
He called on other corporate groups and individuals to make similar donations to help rehabilitate street boys and prevent them from becoming a menace to society.
Also present at the short but impressive ceremony at the auditorium of the Rev. Peter Kwei Dagadu Methodist Church at Osu were some top executives of RCB, including Mr Francis Jonny Amegayibor and Mr Willing Vanderpuije, a board member.
Mr Vanderpuije in a short remark observed that so much focus had been given to the improvement of the welfare of the girl child to the detriment of the boy child and, therefore, conscious efforts were needed to change that trend.
The RCB, which was inaugurated in 2010, is a centre to help the “ordinary boy” who is not in school. The initiative of the RCB is an innovative idea by the Right Reverend Col William Jonfia (Retd).
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