With subsidiaries Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life Assurance, Hollard Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Cape Coast (UCC). The MOU will enable UCC students’ post-academic success as part of its Hollard X Academia programme. Hollard also unveiled a sponsored space within the newly launched UCC Design Thinking and Innovation Hub dubbed the Hollard Mentorship Space to commerce the partnership arrangement.
The comprehensive Hollard X Academia initiative will enable a better future for students through; Hollard’s Streetwise Finance, mentoring, engagement, and resource sharing programmes aimed at giving back to society. The partnership will last for three (3) years, after which it will be re-assessed for impact and continuation.
At a brief ceremony on campus, the Managing Director of Hollard Insurance, Daniel Boi Addo, said the partnership is part of the group’s corporate social investment effort.
“It’s our pleasure to embark on this relationship with the fondly named, University of Competitive Choice. UCC is the third public university added to our partner schools under our Hollard x Academia initiative. We look forward to the impact working with the school will enable for its students.”
“Being an entrepreneurial-minded business, we at Hollard believe in enabling our community to create better futures. To this end, Hollard X Academia has five advanced modules, including the Hollard Prize, Hollard Scholar Program, Hollard Streetwise Finance Engagement, Hollard Corporate Experience, and annual Thought leadership events. Through this partnership, we are confident UCC students will be well-equipped for the future of work,” he added.
On the establishment of the Hollard Mentorship Space, Daniel said the country’s favourite insurance group was proud to begin the partnership with UCC by supporting innovation.
He said, “We’re kickstarting our partnership by supporting UCC foster innovation and design thinking amongst students. Working with the School of Entrepreneurship and University management, we’ve been amazed at their effort to make education functional and future-ready. Therefore, we needed to sponsor a space where students and their mentors could brainstorm and apply innovative thinking. The outdooring of the Hollard Mentorship Space is a testament to our promise to support UCC’s exceptional and sustainable growth.”
The Hollard Mentoring Space was formally unveiled in the presence of Sir Sam Jonah, Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast and Board Chairman of Hollard Ghana and its subsidiaries.
The school is complimentary of Hollard’s support. The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong, at the signing event, said:
“We are delighted to be part of this partnership. We believe that this MOU is not just a one-off. We know our students will benefit from the initiative starting with the Hollard Mentoring Space at our new Design Thinking and Innovation Hub. We are confident that through the Hollard x Academia initiative, our students will receive the right corporate guidance to become efficient corporate and entrepreneurial leaders in the future.”