GHL Bank has reached out to children in deprived communities through the donation of exercise books and 10,000 bowls for the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) to be distributed to deprived children.
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 organisation, the Supervisor for Corporate Communications and Brand Management at GHL Bank, Mrs Sylvia Adadey said, “Education and the well-being of children are areas the bank seeks to support because 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”.
The Deputy National Coordinator GSFP, Mrs Gertrude Quashigah, expressed gratitude to the bank and said, “We are so excited about this donation and thank GHL Bank for catering to this need. The bowls willbe 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 was too small.
The programme 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 schoolchildren, 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.
Formerly known as Ghana Home Loans, the bank offers full universal banking solutions and has branches in Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Takoradi.
The bank remains the largest home loan provider in Ghana with over 50 per cent market share in the mortgage industry. Their online banking and Wealth360 mobile app makes GHL Bank accessible to all, irrespective of location.