The Corporate Banking Department of the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) has donated items worth GH₵15,000 to the Potters Village in the Greater Accra and the Akropong School for the Blind in the Eastern Region.
The Potters Village, an orphanage located in Dodowa with a population of 127 children received bags of rice, sugar, cooking oil, detergents and toilet rolls.
The Head of Corporate Banking at ADB, Mr. Kwasi Afreh Bineysaid the donation was their humble way of thanking the Almighty God for his mercy and faithfulness towards the Bank in the previous year with the hope of a better year.
“The Lord was faithful to us in 2016 and as a department we believe the best we can do is to give back to the needy in our society, we are not giving back with the hope of getting a reward but we believe our brothers and sisters who find themselves here also have the right to happiness and to be loved, he said.
According to Mr. Afreh, the Bank has gone through several challenges the past few years but in all circumstances the loyal customers of the Bank has shown confidence in the operations of the bank and as a result has kept the Bank in business.
According to Mr. Afreh , they had come to spend the day with them not just by donating items to them but also they had come to eat and play with them so that they also know that they are not outcasts but are really loved and treasured by the larger society.
The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Orphanage Ms. Jane Adu thanked the Bank for the kind gesture and said that the orphanage depended on donations from corporate organizations for survival.
According to her, she started the school in the year 2000 with 5 women who had suffered different categories of domestic abuse and 12 children who had also been either raped or suffered from one abuse or the other.
Ms. Adu indicated that the number had since grown to about 127 children ranging from 1year to 23 years and through her personal efforts and donations from well-meaning Ghanaians 10 of the children were currently in Senior High Schools, 7 about to enter Senior High School with the rest in different stages of their education.
She said that the school had 7 foreign volunteers from the United States of America, Australia, Italy, and Scotland who were helping to provide quality education to the children.
At the Akropong School for the Blind, Ms. Mahela Narh, the Headmistress, thanked the Bank for the kind gesture and urged other institutions and corporate organizations to follow the kind gesture of the Bank.
“Though we are a government assisted institution, we have a lot of challenges and so it is always gratifying when institutions such as ADB come to our aide, I wish to say a big thank you to the Bank, she said.