May 24, 2012, 11:07 AM
Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) last weekend donated 30 washing pans, 22 buckets, 10 bags of rice, 10 gallons of cooking oil, 7 mattresses, 5 bag of onions, 5 bags of potatoes, 3 ceiling fans, 2 bags of sugar, breakfast provisions worth over GMD 60,000 to the SCB House and the entire SOS Village.
In addition to the donation, more than 50 SCB staff spent the day at the SOS Children’s Village as an employee volunteering day mentoring and playing with the children and youths in the village.
In presenting the items to Haddy Njie assistant director at the SOS Children’s Village, Omar Ceesay head of Human Resource at SCB emphasised the bank’s partnership with
“ Today we are continuing on a journey, a journey that makes a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable citizens of every country, in our aim to remain focused on being a positive force in The Gambia, committed to our focus on sustainability” he stated.
From 2008 to 2011, Standard Chartered Bank sponsored a family house with a current number of 10 orphans to the tune of D 810,000.
The bank also equipped the SOS Children’s Village library with library equipment worth D140, 000, and donated mosquito nets, clothes and other items.
In receiving the items, Mrs. Ya Fatou Badjan the foster mother of the orphans in the SCB house extended her immense and heartfelt appreciation for the support brought to the children, and for the bank’s overall support to the SOS Children’s Village over the years.
She prayed for the continuation of this great partnership.
After the presentation and lunch with the children, the SOS Youth football team took on the SCB ladies team beating them 4-0 whereas the SCB men’s team endured a similar defeat from the SOS junior team by 2-0.
The event ended with excitement after the children and staff of the village made the day a remarkable one for the team from Standard Chartered Bank and the entire village.