The 2022 group of participants in Stanbic Bank Ghana’s Graduate Trainee Programme generously contributed 10 computers along with additional learning materials to the Lume-Avete Basic School situated in the Akatsi South District of the Volta Region.
Morris Effah, the lead of the Graduate Trainee Program, expressed that the team was motivated by a widely circulated video showcasing a teacher conducting an ICT class using a blackboard due to the lack of computers.
“Our time, as graduate trainees at Stanbic Bank has been a very educational experience. Among the many things the bank has taught us, we have learned the importance of creating a positive impact in society. We are proud to have embarked on this project to support their vision of driving growth in Ghana. As young people, we understand the need for digital skills in the age we are in, that is why we decided to reach out and intervene to enhance their learning experience when we saw the video”
Akorfa Takal, the Head of Learning and Development at Stanbic Bank Ghana, reaffirmed the bank’s dedication to fostering Ghana’s development through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education.
“Every child deserves access to digital resources in order to succeed and thrive in the 4th industrial revolution, and this is one of the things we can do as a Bank to impact their journeys and generations. It is our fervent hope that today’s gesture will help inculcate the love of STEM in all the pupils, especially girls at Lume Avete Primary School. We are certain these resources will be put to good use and ultimately facilitate practical ICT teaching and learning at this great school. To the pupils who are privileged to benefit from these computers from Stanbic Graduate Trainees today, it is our desire that this provides a base on which a positive story will be built”.
Maxwell Baka, the Headmaster of Lume-Avete Basic School, gratefully accepted the donated items on behalf of the school and expressed appreciation to the bank. He emphasized the timeliness of this intervention, particularly with the introduction of a new curriculum that heavily relies on ICT.
The Stanbic Graduate Programme offers young individuals in Ghana a valuable opportunity to gain workplace experience and fast-track their progress towards future leadership roles within the Bank. The program follows a work-based learning approach, providing participants with hands-on experience to develop a practical understanding of the Standard Bank Group’s operations.