GHL Bank has reached out to children in deprived communities through the donation of exercise books and 10,000 bowls and for the Ghana School Feeding Programme.
GHL Bank has donated a significant quantity of exercise books and 10,000 bowls to the Ghana School Feeding Programme. These items are to be distributed to deprived kids.
The move is part of the bank’s corporate social responsibility mandate which seeks to support disadvantaged communities in and around areas the bank operates in.
Presenting the bowls to the organization, Mrs. Sylvia Adadey Supervisor for Corporate Communications and Brand Management at GHL Bank said, “Education and the wellbeing of children are areas the bank seeks to support as they are key to the development of the nation. We saw a dire need in this area as the programme struggles with distributing food to children due to logistical challenges such as lack of bowls”.
Mrs. Gertrude Quashigah was delighted and expressed her gratitude at the bank’s gesture by saying, “We are so excited about this donation and thank GHL Bank for catering to this need. The bowls will be distributed to selected schools in the Volta, Central, Ashanti and Greater Accra regions where they will go a long way to alleviate some of the operational hitches faced by some schools under the programme”.
She also called on other corporate bodies to assist the programme, stating that no offer of help is too small.
The program was launched in 2005 with the goal of contributing to poverty reduction and increased food security in Ghana. The key objectives include malnutrition and hunger reduction for school children, increase in enrolment, attendance and retention and boost in domestic food production. These objectives align closely with the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) surrounding hunger, poverty, and primary education.
GHL Bank, formerly known as Ghana Home Loans, offers full universal banking solutions and has opened branches in Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Takoradi. The bank remains the largest home loan provider in Ghana with over 50% market share of the mortgage industry. Their online banking and Wealth360 mobile app makes GHL Bank accessible to all, irrespective of location.