GES and Access Bank partner to help impoverished children

In an eco-friendly project, Access Bank (Ghana) Plc and the Ghana Education Service (GES) will supply impoverished pupils around the country with comfortable, high-quality shoes made from recycled auto tires.

In line with SDGs 4 and 11, respectively, the A Sandal More program also seeks to advance inclusive, high-quality education for all children as well as environmental sustainability.

In addition to offering useful shoes manufactured from discarded auto tires, the project aims to give students a sense of dignity and self-worth.

“We are thrilled to work hand in hand with the GES to make a positive impact on the lives of pupils through this meaningful project.” “Access Bank is committed to creating opportunities for a brighter future for the youth of Ghana,” the Managing Director of Access Bank (Ghana) Plc, Olumide Olatunji said.

He also added that the partnership underscored Access Bank’s dedication to supporting education, enhancing sustainability and entrepreneurship. “This serves as a shining example of how collaborative efforts can lead to transformative change in communities.”

“Through initiatives such as the ‘A Sandal More’ initiative, Access Bank is paving the way for a more inclusive and sustainable future for the youth of Ghana.

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“We are confident that the partnership will continue to yield positive impact for GES’ ecosystem and Access Bank,” Mr Olatunji said.

Dr. Eric Nkansah, the Director General of GES, expressed confidence in the initiative’s ability to provide every household with Access Bank-supplied comfortable shoes so that kids can continue their education.

“Every home in Ghana has someone from GES, either a learner or teacher. We do not take this partnership for granted and are glad to be part of this laudable initiative,” he stated. This came to light when the GES paid a courtesy visit to Access Bank (Ghana) Plc in Accra to discuss Phase Two of the initiative.

The focus of the visit was also to foster a stronger relationship between Access Bank and GES. Phase Two of the ‘A Sandal More’ initiative is in partnership with GES, Horseman Shoes and Chaint Afrique.

Access Bank’s leadership in driving sustainability and corporate social responsibility has earned the bank enviable industry awards and recognitions including the 2024 Most Innovative Bank for Community Development by Global Finance Awards.

The bank is committed to sustainable banking and making a positive impact in the communities it serves. With a focus on responsible finance, it leverages its resources and expertise to drive economic, social and environmental prosperity.

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