27 C
Accra
Sunday, January 17, 2021
No menu items!

Standard Chartered staff spend time at autism centre

Must Read

SPEECH: President Akufo-Addo Address to the nation (Update 22)

Address To The Nation By The President Of The Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, On Updates To Ghana’s Enhanced...

VIDEO: President Akufo-Addo Address to the nation (Update 22)

https://www.facebook.com/nakufoaddo/videos/448814172959055/

WhatsApp changes: Signal messaging platform stops working as downloads surge

Messaging platform Signal said on Friday it was experiencing "technical difficulties" as it worked to accommodate millions of new...

Standard Chartered as part of its activities and in fulfilment of the Bank’s global initiative “Futuremakers”, has organized outreach to the Autism Awareness Care and Training Centre at Kokomlemle, Accra.

Led by the Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Mansa Nettey, the staff voluntarily assisted caretakers and students at the Centre in various educational and recreational activities, which included painting, reading, bead making and paper art.

The Autism Awareness Care and Training Centre was established 21 years ago with six children and currently has about 30 students.

It aims to train and support children with autism, by providing them with independent living skills through training to facilitate their re-inclusion into mainstream society whiles creating awareness about the disorder which has no known cause or cure.

Mrs Serwaa Quaynor, Founder and Director of the Centre, praised Standard Chartered for their visit and called for more support for people living with autism in the country.
She used the visit to call on more corporate bodies to emulate the example of Standard Chartered.

“Futuremakers” by Standard Chartered is the Bank’s new global initiative aimed at tackling inequality and seeks to promote greater economic inclusion for young people in the communities in which the Bank operates.

The initiative aims to raise funds between 2019 and 2023 to empower the next generation to learn, earn and grow and is built on the three pillars of Education, Entrepreneurship and Employability.

Standard Chartered has an employee volunteering programme where each employee has three days paid leave to support social causes in selected communities by contributing with their skills set and expertise.

Under Employee Volunteering, the unique skills of the Bank and employees are used to share skills and build the capacity of young people to access jobs and economic opportunities that will help close the inequality gap.

Standard Chartered has a long history of contributing to social and economic development and supporting communities in the countries where it operates. Investing in communities is one of the three priorities of the Bank-wide sustainability strategy along with contributing to sustainable economic growth and being a responsible company.

SourceGNA

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

SPEECH: President Akufo-Addo Address to the nation (Update 22)

Address To The Nation By The President Of The Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, On Updates To Ghana’s Enhanced...

VIDEO: President Akufo-Addo Address to the nation (Update 22)

https://www.facebook.com/nakufoaddo/videos/448814172959055/

WhatsApp changes: Signal messaging platform stops working as downloads surge

Messaging platform Signal said on Friday it was experiencing "technical difficulties" as it worked to accommodate millions of new users. Some users reported messages failing...

KATH Chief Executive commends media for support

Chief Executive Officer of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital KATH, Dr OhenebaOwusu-Danso, has commended the media for the support they gave the hospital at...

NGO supports flood victims in the Upper East Region

The Widows and Orphans Movement, WOM an NGO, has presented assorted food items to victims of the 2020 flood disaster in three districts of...

More Articles Like This