Promises to Raise US$6M to Give Sight to 1 million People
Standard Chartered Bank (Gambia Limited) yesterday joined the rest of the globe to celebrate World Sight Day 2007 at a colourful ceremony held at its office in Banjul.
Speaking on occasion, the acting Chief Executive Officer of SCB Mr Wilfred Ntuba told the gathering his institution is poised to raise a total amount of US$6million over the next three years to support over one million people with eye defects. He said SBC is highly committed to having a positive impact on the economies, communities and environment in which they operate.
“By addressing these challenges, we can make the Standard Chartered brand stand as a unique bank in the market place. To date Standard Chartered Group has contributed at least US$ 22million in community activities globally,” he posited
According to Mr Ntuba in 2003 SCB launched one of its most innovative and valued global initiatives codenamed Seeing is Believing, adding that to date SCB Group has raised more than US$ 8million to give sight to more than one million people .
For her part, Assanatou Barry- Njie, Associate Financial Institution, reiterated that SBC is highly not only pursuing their business goals but they are dedicated to contributing to positive improvement of the communities they operate in.
Meanwhile, as part of activities marking the event, SBC Gambia in collaboration with the Sheik Zayed Regional Eye Care Centre yesterday carried out eye tests on a cross section of its staff, customers and the media. The donation received during the occasion will be used for sight restoration in the Gambia.
In addition to the, activity, SCB Gambia staff will be volunteering at the same Eye Care Centre next week. The Bank encourages employees to contribute towards the development of their local communities by sharing their knowledge, skills and talents, wherever they live and operate.