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Stanbic Bank supports Baba Yara School
Posted on: 19-Jul-2013         Source: GNA
Stanbic Bank Ghana has presented a set of furniture worth GH¢25,000 to the Baba Yara primary school in Accra.

The donation is to furnish a three-unit classroom block, named after Nelson Mandela, on Thursday, which consists of an office and a store room.

Mr Kojo Larbi, Manager Communications, Stanbic Bank Ghana, told the Ghana News Agency that the presentation was to help eliminate the shift system and improve access to education.

He said the furniture provided to the school was manufactured by a Ghanaian, born and resident in South Africa.

He expressed the hope that the school authorities would take good care of the furniture, adding that, the Bank would continue to support initiatives to promote quality education in the country.

Mr Larbi said the presentation was also to commemorate the Nelson Mandela International Day, which is being celebrated throughout the world.

Mr Kinsley Adzraku, Headmaster of the School, who received the furniture, expressed gratitude to the Bank for the gesture.

He expressed the hope that the shift system in the school would be a thing of the past, adding that, initially the kindergarten class was under trees.

In November 2009, the United Nation General Assembly declared 18 July "Nelson Mandela International Day" in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.

For 67 years, Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity — as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.