The staff of Standard Chartered last Friday undertook a clean-up exercise at the Accra Rehabilitation Centre and also donated assorted items for the upkeep of the students at the Centre.
Commenting on the essence of the initiative, Asiedua Addae, Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing said the outreach was part of activities to mark the Bank’s Total Wellness Week celebrations and forms part of the Banks overall community engagement agenda.
The total wellness week celebration focused on encouraging employees to make quality choices around the seven dimensions of wellness - Spiritual Intellectual, Occupational, Social, Emotional, Mental and Environmental.
“The total wellness of staff is of high importance to the Bank hence we are committed to creating an enabling environment that enhances the overall mental and physical wellbeing of our staff”, Mrs. Addae said.
According to her, the Bank’s community engagement initiative focuses on tackling inequality and promoting greater economic inclusion in our communities hence the outreach to the Accra Rehabilitation Centre.
“Beneficiaries of our community engagement programmes are disadvantaged young people from low-income households particularly girls and people with visual impairments and this ties in well with the mission of the Accra Rehabilitation Centre.
Our employees share their expertise and passion for change with our beneficiaries. We had over one hundred employees come here, sweep and clean the compound and dining room and then also donate food items to the students of the center,” she added.
The grocery items donated included bags of rice, sugar, maize, gallons of oil, as well as toiletries to help with the upkeep of the students.