CAL Bank Limited has donated a total of fifty-two thousand Ghana cedis to thirteen children’s Homes as part of its annual Social Corporate Responsibilities (CSR) programme.
The Managing Director, Mr Frank Adu donated cheques amounting GHS52,000 at the bank’s head office for all 13 children’s homes.
This is the 16th year Cal Bank is donating to the 13 orphanages. The donation was also supported by staff of the bank through a fund raising exercise.
The recipients of the cheques included Village of Hope, SOS Village, Echoing Hills Village, Handi Vangelism Ministries Ghana, Osu children’s, Teshie Children’s Home and Affectionate Forster Home, all in the Greater Accra Region.
The rest were Save Our Lives Children’s Home, King Jesus Children’s Home and Kumasi Children’s Home all in the Ashanti Region.
Those who benefited from the donation in the Western Region are Father’s Children’s Home, Remar Ghana and Jesus is King Children’s Home.
Speaking to Citi Business News, Mr. Adu said that the unfortunate conditions of children who have been abandoned shold not be allowed to destroy their future.
“We must support these children with the same opportunity that the privileged kids have and give hope to the hopeless just so they can also achieve their dream. For all you know these kids are actually smarter than the privileged ones,” he stated.
He added that “We want to make a difference so those we take through school, are sponsored all the way to the tertiary. Once you behave, get a degree and come out of the university, you actually have the privilege of a job waiting for you at CAL Bank.We sponsor them right through to the tertiary level and if they are excellent academically, we employ them here in our various branches.”
He also stated that others also branch into the technical vocation and do marvelously well.
Some of the beneficiaries who spoke to Citi Business News expressed their gratitude to CAL Bank, adding that they will continue to do their best to put the donations into good use.
Mr Adu who pledged his full support to the homes further assured them of the bank’s continuous financial support to the various children’s homes.
CAL Bank has six beneficiaries of the project working with them in their various branches, whereas 26 beneficiaries are still in school across the country.
By: Jessica Ayorkor Aryee/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana