May 19, 2009, 6:47 AM
As part of their Employee Volunteering initiative, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee with the support of other staff members, on Wednesday 15th May 2013 visited the Methodist Special School in Kanifing. The 13 member team was led by Jane Ayaduray, Group D&I Manager for Africa who was on a three day working visit to The Gambia.
Staff volunteered their time to view the children’s academic performances and engaged them in reading activities because Employee Volunteering is part of Standard Chartered Bank’s policy, which encourages its staff to volunteer in the communities where it operates. This is a demonstration of the Bank’s strong commitment to its corporate social responsibility through its active community partnership programmes. In addition to this, a donation of books, pens and food items worth over GMD10,000 was made to the school.
Commenting, Assanatou Barry Njie Head of Financial Institutions who is also the Diversity and Inclusion Champion said ‘Diversity and Inclusion is an intrinsic and distinctive element of our brand, at the heart of our values. As a global international Bank, we are committed to supporting financial empowerment of disadvantaged groups in the community.
Standard Chartered remains strongly commitment to being a positive force in the nation and remains true to it’s brand promise ‘Here for good’, which sums up the Bank’s commitment to developing deep relationships with its clients and customers; its values, conduct andfocus on sustainability; and its longevity, heritage and continued strong performance in The Gambia.’
Acting Principal Mr Mensah on behalf of the school thanked the bank for the gesture whilst urging other institutions to follow.