StanChart Bank partners United Way to care for vulnerable communities
Standard Chartered Bank Ghana has partnered United Way Ghana to provide COVID-19 relief items to vulnerable households in the Ayawaso District within the Greater Accra Region.
The relief package includes nutrition packs, health and hygiene items to vulnerable households, literacy materials for children and sanitation items to a Community Health Centre.
Beyond giving out the relief packs, United Way Ghana will also undertake community sensitization to ensure families follow hygiene protocols spelt out by the Ministry of Health.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted the vulnerable, and as a result, Standard Chartered Bank, as part of its GH¢1 million commitment to support emergency relief and aid those affected believes in empowering the underserved in Ghana.
According to Chief Financial Officer of Standard Chartered Ghana, Mr Kweku Nimfah-Essuman, who made the presentation on behalf of the bank, said the bank was committed to supporting its communities and the country at large during this period.
“Our immediate goal is to deliver relief measures to support the most vulnerable, and it is the reason we have partnered with United Way to address the needs of the most impacted. We shall continue mobilising our resources to support the most vulnerable,” he stated.
He said the partnership with United Way aims at supplementing the efforts of the government and other stakeholders to contain the virus outbreak, while embarking on a house to house sensitization programme, using the local languages to ensure that targeted individuals were well informed about the COVID-19 virus.
Also, the acting Executive Director of United Way Ghana, Ms Janet Butler, said her outfit was excited to partner Standard Chartered to support the vulnerable during these trying times.
“Many of the children in such communities receive their main meal at school and with the schools closed, they are left hungry. These relief packs will go a long way in feeding them as their families navigate the economic challenges,” she noted.
She also added that the non-profit organisation was devoted to making a real social impact in underserved communities through their ‘Improving Basic Education’ Programme.
What is United Way Ghana about?
United Way Ghana is a member of the United Way Worldwide network, the largest privately-funded non-profit in the world with nearly, 1800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide.
United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.
“We win by forging unlikely partnerships, by finding new solutions to existing problems, by mobilizing the best resources and by inspiring individuals to join the fight against their community’s daunting social challenges”, reads on their website.