Gambia: Standard Chartered Staff Mentor Donate to Children At the SOS Children's Village

Standard Chartered Bank staff on Wednesday February 6th 2013 spent a day at the SOS Children's Village, mentoring the children. Over 10 staff took part in the event socializing with the 11 orphans of the Standard Chartered Bank sponsored house in the SOS Children's Village in Bakoteh .

Staff volunteered their time to first visit the children's school to view their academic performances. They attended French lessons in a class of Grade 6 and participated in a French quiz with school children. In addition to this, household equipments, school items and food provisions in the tune of over GMD50, 000.00 was also donated to the children.

Employee Volunteering is part of Standard Chartered Bank's policy, which encourages its staff to volunteer in the communities where it operates. This is a demonstration of the Bank's strong commitment to its corporate social responsibility through its active community partnership programmes.

Commenting, Awa L Njie Head of Corporate Affairs, said, "At Standard Chartered we have grown our own volunteering programme rapidly in just a few years. In 2010 we stepped up our effort, offering each member of staff three days' paid leave for volunteering as part of our wider Here for good brand promise. Volunteering is one of the best ways that individuals can demonstrate they are Here for good"

Standard Chartered remains strongly commitment to being a positive force in the nation and remains true to it's brand promise 'Here for good', which sums up the Bank's commitment to developing deep relationships with its clients and customers; its values, conduct and focus on sustainability; and its longevity, heritage and continued strong performance in The Gambia.

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