Morkporkpor Anku, GNA
Accra, Oct. 2, GNA – The Management of
Standard Chartered Bank has embarked on a number of activities to support the
Students and teachers of the Kanda Cluster of Schools in Accra.
The activities are financial education
programme, eye screening and the refurbishment and donation of Information
Communication Technology equipment.
Ms Asiedua Addae, Head, Corporate Affairs,
Brand and Marketing at Standard Chartered Bank told the Ghana News Agency
that the support to the Cluster was part of the bank’s investment and
engagement in the Community.
She made this known ahead of the official
opening of their ultra-modern office complex, management decided to support the
Cluster in the area they operate in.
She said the financial education programme was
aimed at creating financial awareness among young people to enable them to
cultivate the habit of saving for the future.
She said financial education and access to
financial services were key drivers of inclusive economic development.
“The students were given financial and saving
tips that can help them for the future,” she added.
On the eye screening, she said it formed part
of the bank’s ‘Seeing is Believing ‘ (SiB) global initiative to tackle
avoidable blindness and visual impairment by improving access to quality,
affordable eye care.
She said as Management and Staff of the Bank
celebrates 15 years of SiB, at the group level, they have raised $100 million
for the initiative.
She explained that Management was conducting
the screening in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service, Eye Unit and
students that have severe cases would be referred to the Bank for further
On the ICT equipment, Ms Addae said the Bank
has donated 30 computers and its accessories to the Cluster to help the
students and teachers in the learning and teaching of ICT.
Mr Israel Martei, the Circuit Supervisor for
Kanda Circuit, said the ICT support had come at the right time to enable the
students prepare practically for their ICT examination.
He commended Management and Staff for the
support, saying it would go a long way to improve on students’ knowledge in the
Mr Martei said the screening would help
identify students with sight problem, who needed support to correct.
The Circuit Supervisor said the financial
education would help the students to know about savings at a young stage of