Staff of Barclays Bank and Blavo and Co Solicitors have commissioned a community clinic for residents of Trotor and the children of Trotor Baptist School and Orphanage in the Eastern Region.
According to the Director of Marketing and Corporate Relations at Barclays Bank, Nana Essilfuah Boison, the idea for a clinic came up after Citi FM, with the help of the bank, built a boys bathhouse for the school.
“In 2006, a colleague drew our attention to a ‘Macedonian call’ on Citi FM from the Trotor Baptist School and Orphanage Complex. They indicated the urgent need of a boys’ bathhouse and with the involvement of other departments within the head office, the bathhouse was built. At the handing over ceremony, the school made a passionate appeal for a clinic. We had seen two orphans in the school who had lost their mother because she was in labour and died whilst being carried to the main road for transport. With fundraising from all sources, the bank finally equipped the facility. A solicitor firm also came to support.”
She also said as part of their corporate social responsibility, the company has set aside the month of October to undertake charity work.
“In this regard we have adopted the month of October as Employee Volunteerism month under what we used to call the Make Difference Day programme. During this time employees are required to form groups and choose a project which they want to undertake, and the bank supports them with funding.
“We are in a human society, and it’s always good to give to society. If other corporate bodies will do likewise, together we can help deprived communities. It doesn’t have to be in health but other sectors. The project cost about hundred thousand in all.”
Director and Founder of the Baptist School Complex and Orphanage (BASCO), Rev. Victor Ofori-Amoah was grateful for the gesture.
“In actual fact, I am really happy to see such a great edifice built here after 22 years of struggle. The government has promised to provide us with health workers to manage the facility. A borehole has also been built to constantly supply water to the facility.”
By: Ann-Shirley Ziwu/citinewsroom.com/Ghana