Sierra Leone’s fastest money transfer institution- Western Union Money Transfer, on Saturday awarded 30 parents with scholarships at the Victoria Park in Freetown.
The occasion no doubt remains indelible in the minds of parents who won half a million Leones in the Western Union Money Transfer ‘Back to School raffle draw.” The draw, which was done in collaboration with the Union Trust Bank (UTB) and Standard Chattered Bank, was a corporate social responsibility move- to give back to the community some of their proceeds.
In his opening statement Abdulai Sesay of the UTB said the raffle was a way of undertaking their “corporate social responsibility,” which he said they had been doing in diverse ways.
In highlighting some of the activities they had undertaken, he explained that they built a school block for Akibo-Betts Secondary School which would support education in Sierra Leone. He added that his institution would continue to support education in the country.
Representing SCB, Morrison Conteh explained that SCB collaborated with Union Trust in other to make meaningful contribution to education in the country.
Mr Conteh explained that, “Western Union is prepared to provide better services to the people as it has established in all regions of Sierra Leone”.
He maintained that the establishment of these branches had made money transfer with them very easy and convenient. Some of the lucky winners collected their prizes at the venue after being called on by the Premier Media boss, Dr Julius Spencer, who MC-ed the occasioned.