Fidelity Bank in collaboration with the Give Me Hope Foundation have provided scholarships to some less privileged children at Chorkor a suburb of Accra to go ‘Back to School’.
The sponsorship which includes exercise books, school uniforms, school bags, stationery and shoes were distributed to the children in the community.
This is part of the Fidelity-MoMo @ 10 financial literacy program, a social corporate responsibility initiative of the Bank targeted at facilitating community development.
Speaking at the short ceremony at Chorkor Chemunaa in Accra, the Director of Transactional Banking at Fidelity Bank, Gladys Thompson stated that - “community development is one of fidelity bank’s core values as a financial institution and this educational support seeks to demonstrate that.”
She added, “Fidelity bank has led all the initiatives and innovations in the Mobile Money space with the ultimate aim of improving lives in communities.”
“Our partnership with MTN mobile money dates back to its inception, 10 years ago, as the first partner bank for mobile money services.
“Working together with MTN has been extremely successful in cultivating the habit of saving in our communities and broadening financial inclusion. We want to celebrate this success by giving to these young future leaders of Ghana,”
The CEO of Give Me Hope Foundation, Wisdom Dordoe also noted that, “Society will be a better place if we get more organizations like Fidelity Bank to invest in the future of underprivileged children.”
“We are encouraged as an organization to continuously support these children and we believe support from the Banks will boost their confidence and that of their parents,”
The event also witnessed a special financial education session by officials of Fidelity bank to some parents of the beneficiaries and members of the community at Chorkor, which focused on the need for them to save using MoMo & Y’ello save.
As part of the Fidelity MoMo @ 10 financial literacy program and CSR initiative selected pupils in JHS were given the rare opportunity to participate in a special tour at the Mamprobi branch of Fidelity Bank.
The objective was to let the children have a first-hand experience of the banking hall, obtain basic education on how the bank operates and be inspired to achieve more.
The event attracted some opinion leaders of Chorkor Chemunaa.
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