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28.02.2007 General News

Stanchart Launches School Desks Project

By Stanchart Launches School Desks Project

Standard Chartered Bank, Ghana has announced its new project dubbed, 'Schools Desk Project' under its Ghana @ 50 future leaders programme.

The project formed part of the bank’s corporate initiative in support of the country’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.

Under the project, the bank will distribute 5,000 dual desks valued at ¢2.3 billion to deprived schools in the country.

Commenting on the project, Mr Ebby Essoka, CEO, Stanchart, said each beneficiary institution will receive 100 desks.

He said 'as the right partner to the people of Ghana, Standard Chartered is committed to the development of the nation’s future leaders. We believe that our present foundation should be further enriched in the key sectors of education and health for the next fifty years.'

Mr. Essoka also announced that his outfit would distribute 49,500 insecticide treated nets throughout the country to prevent malaria.

He said the bank has over the years won praise and acclaim for its community initiatives.

This, he explained has been achieved through the provision of 100 boreholes in deprived communities.