Abokobi Area Rural Bank, one of the earliest established rural banks, on Saturday cleaned the Frafraha Christ Foster Home and donated assorted items worth about GH¢500 to the inmates as part of this year's Rural Banking Week celebration.
Staffs of the bank clad in the bank's Tee-Shirts also presented GH¢100 cash and sanitation tools such as hoes, cutlasses, brooms, and a wheel barrow after using them to carry out the clean-up exercise.
The items include bags of rice, maize, beans, gallons of edible oil, and boxes of soap.
Presenting the items, Mr Jonathan Adama, Internal Auditor of the bank said the foster home was chosen not only because it is located in the catchment area of the bank, but more so to demonstrate the bank's social responsibility to society.
He said society especially corporate institutions owed it a responsibility to lend support to orphans most especially because inmates orphanage homes needed love and care in order to grow up and become responsible adults.
Mr Nelson Corsy-Dewu, the Accountant of the bank said: “As a bank we believe besides, our core functions, demonstrating our love to the vulnerable and needy in the society in which we operate should complement out overall success story.”
Mr Victoria Abraham, Head of the Home expressed gratitude to the bank and said the home counted it a privilege to receive such kind gesture from the bank.
“We have so many homes around, but Christ Foster Home in recent times seemed to be catching the eye of institutions and individuals and we are grateful to God for that,” she said.
The home at present has about 50 inmates under the care of dedicated caretakers.