Hollard Ghana, with subsidiaries Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life Assurance, has signed a formal agreement with the University of Energy and Natural Resources for the next three years, to execute its corporate social investment initiative, Hollard X Academia, to enable student corporate readiness beginning January 2022.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) provides the platform for enhanced collaboration between the country’s favourite insurance group and the university to enable a better future for the academic community through Hollard’s Streetwise Finance, mentoring, engagement, and resource sharing programmes.
Speaking at the socially distanced ceremony, Group Chief Executive Officer of Hollard Ghana, Patience Akyianu described the partnership as a vital corporate social investment initiative into the communities within which the business operates.
“I am excited to kickstart our first Hollard X Academia partnership with the University of Energy and Natural Resources. Partnerships form an integral part of our business as an unconventional company. With our business purpose to enable more people to create and secure better futures, we’re aiming for a triple win for the university, its students and Hollard. With this initiative, we have carefully created 5 modules that we believe will greatly benefit Academia. These modules include the Hollard Prize, Hollard Scholar Programme, Hollard Streetwise Finance Engagements, Hollard Corporate Experience and Thought-leadership Events.”
“As a company that does well by doing good, we understand the role of tertiary education in nation-building. This initiative will provide students with a privileged experience to ready them for the job market”, she added.
On his part, Vice-Chancellor of UENR Prof. Elvis Asare-Bediako expressed his appreciation to Hollard Ghana for the opportunity.
“We are thankful for this collaboration, especially being the first institution selected for the Hollard x Academia initiative. As a public institution, we desire to partner organizations to enhance the learning experiences of our students as well as the exchange of academic and corporate resources. Regarding the exciting modules under Hollard X Academia, we believe our entire student population will be motivated and prepared adequately for the future through the Hollard experience. I commend Hollard for such a gesture and look forward to the next three years engaging with them,” he noted.