Prestige banking of Fidelity Bank in partnership with Give Me Hope Foundation have provided scholarships to a number of less privileged children at ‘Chorkor’ a suburb of Accra to go ‘Back to School With Smiles’.
The sponsorship which includes school uniforms, school bags, shoes and stationery were distributed to the children in the community. This is part of the department Corporates Social Responsibilities in giving back to society.
Speaking at the short ceremony at ‘Chorkor Chemunaa’ in Accra, the Head of Prestige Banking at Fidelity Bank, Miss. Jemima Audrey Annan stated that – “community development is one of fidelity bank’s core values as a financial institution and this educational support seeks to demonstrate that.
The CEO of Give Me Hope Foundation, Mr. Wisdom Dordoe also noted that, “Society will be a better place if we get more departments and banks like Prestige Banking of Fidelity Bank to invest in the future of underprivileged children.”
“We are encouraged as an organization to continuously support these children and we believe support from the Banks and other institutions will boost their confidence and provide them with hope,”
The foundation with which the owner of the school at chorkor provides free education for over 400 underprivileged children in the community.
Mr. Wisdom Dordoe highlights that many of these children are orphans and do not belong to any formal orphanage homes, children that have dropped out of school, and some of them have never had the privilege to be in school before as a result of broken homes, lack of funds and with others having their parents serve time in prison. These accounts to many difficulties the children encounter as kids which renders them begging on the street for their lives and to survive.
This has been the focus of the foundation; to lighten the burden of these little ones by proving hope through the very initiatives to drive them to school and to restore hope for their future.