Gambia: Standard Chartered Bank Donates to Latrikunda Danso Lower Basic School

Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) one of the leading commercial banks in the country, on Tuesday 20th November 2012 donated learning materials to Latrikunda Danso Lower Basic School. The donated items included exercise books, pencils and a story book (City-Boy -Sanse Be Maata Geeja) written by a Gambian author DR Yaharr Njai.

In presenting the items to Mrs. Fatou Jobe Cham Head Mistress Latrikunda Lower Basic, Oley Damel Faal Corporate Affairs Officer Standard Chartered Bank commented that making a positive contribution in education has always been part of the Bank's Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives by staying true to their commitment, to making a positive impact in the lives of the Gambian people and remaining focus on their brand promise of being Here for Good in the Gambia.

In receiving the learning materials, Mrs. Fatou Jobe Cham, Head Mistress Latrikunda Lower Basic, thanked Standard Chartered for their timely intervention as exams are approaching and the materials will be put in good use. She stated that the books donated to the school will make a huge difference in the children's education. 'This donation is a clear indication of the concern the Bank has for the children being the future leaders, she pointed that,teaching and learning materials areessential in the delivery of lessons. Mrs. Jobe Cham concluded by urging other institutions to emulate Standard Chartered Bank.

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