As part of their corporate social responsibility, Standard Chartered Bank on Monday celebrated Independence anniversary with the Milton Margai School for the Blind and also donated 25,000 British Pounds to Sight Savers for the purchase of brail machines.
The feeding materials presented to the blind school were ten bags of rice, five bags of onions, three gallons of cooking oil, three gallons of palm oil, two bags each of sugar, tomatoes and magi and ten cartons of assorted biscuits.
Presenting the items to the Blind School, the chief executive officer of Standard Chartered Bank, Albert Saltson said they were at the School for three reasons, first to celebrate Independence with them and the next as tradition demanded as every Independence the bank shared their story with them by way of donating food items.
The third reason, Mr Saltson told them, was to help build the educational capacity of the School for which a 25,000 Pounds to Sight Savers for the purchase of brail machines for the pupils of Blind School.
“Standard Chartered Bank will continue with their corporate social responsibility as Blind School will also be a partner in years to come”, Mr Saltson said.
Receiving the gifts the acting headmaster of the Blind School, Albert Sandi, said they were proud of Standard Chartered Bank for associating with them and to consider being part of them. “Whenever you visit us you come with a message of happiness and joy for the Blind School,” he said.
Also, the School’s chairman Rev Henry Samuels thanked the bank for its humanitarian gesture more so at a time when food was becoming a crisis in the world.
He assured the bank that the donations would be fully utilized for their utmost purpose.
One of the pupils of the School, Memunatu Turay in her vote of thanks, appreciated Standard Chartered Bank for its humanitarian gesture and called on them to continue remembering them.