The Legal Department of Stanbic Bank Ghana has donated an amount of Ten Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHS10,000.00) to The Ark Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on the protection of abused women and children. The donation forms part of the Team Legal Club’s (TLC) annual Employee Community Initiatives.
Speaking at a short ceremony to hand over the items, Head of Legal and Governance at Stanbic Bank, Doreen Iliasu, shared that the bank was committed to driving national growth through supporting the marginalized in society.
She said, “Ghana is our home, and we drive her growth. In driving national growth, we are committed to ensuring that everyone has access to equal opportunities regardless of their background. That is why we have decided to support the efforts of the Ark Foundation in combating gender-based violence. We are certain that our donation will go a long way to create accessible solutions and provide assistance to women and children who have been the victims of unimaginable forms of abuse.”
“It is important that these people are integrated back into society after receiving all the necessary psychological treatment to overcome the traumatic experiences they have encountered. These people deserve a fair chance to develop their capabilities and contribute their quota to the overall development of our beloved country,” she added.
Mrs. Angela Dwamena Boakye, the Executive Director of The Ark Foundation, received the cheque on behalf of her team and thanked the members of The Legal Club at Stanbic Bank for their kind gesture.
“We are very grateful to the members of the Legal Club and the entire legal department at Stanbic Bank for this generous donation. It is such contributions that keep us going and assist us in providing the necessary assistance to the victims who find their way to us. Thank you for your continuous support.”
Stanbic Bank over the years, has been committed to creating prosperity by providing critical social support in education, entrepreneurship, sports and development, agriculture, health, and environmental protection. The Legal Department of Stanbic Bank Ghana has donated educational materials and mattresses, cash and other forms of support to several institutions in the past.
Services provided by the Ark Foundation include counseling, domestic violence intervention, sexual and gender violence intervention, social support, family legal aid and advisory support, trauma prevention and support, mental health support services shelter, rehabilitation, resettlement and reintegration, advocacy, education and training.