Ecobank Liberia has donated 10 water dispensers and 75 Cartoons of water treatment or water guards to the SOS Medical Center in oldest Congo Town, outside Monrovia.
Speaking before the donation on Saturday, 13 January ECOBank Liberia Managing Director Mr. George Mensah-Asante says while the bank’s focus is very much on transforming African banking landscape, and servicing customers with convenient cost-effective financial products it also cares very much about local communities here.
He says with the thought of giving back, in 2013 the bank launched “a ECOBANK DAY initiative” that enables employees to come together to
help a worthy cause thru volunteering their time to work with community members.
Mr. Mensah-Asante notes that the initiative is also geared toward supporting financial contributions by the Bank to improve living conditions of more vulnerable residents of communities.
The ECOBANK Boss says the day is celebrated in 33 African Countries, including Liberia where the Pan African bank has presence. ‘Over the years we have supported many worthy causes, but our relationship with the SOS Medical Center has been very cordial and outstanding”, Mr. Asante acknowledges.
He points out that the Medical Center treats up to over 222,000 patients yearly, providing basic health care and treatment, including electrocardiography, ultrasound, vaccination services and other preventive measures, as well as awareness campaign to many who could not otherwise afford these services.
He indicates that the Medical Center applies tremendous effort to alleviant some of the stress on other clinics specifically, during the Ebola outbreak, adding that for this and other many reasons, the Bank chose to mark its “5th ECONBANK DAY” with the SOS family.
.Receiving the items, the Medical Director of the SOS Children Village Medical Center, Dr. James A. Lewis, lauds ECOBANK for the donation and promises that it will be wisely used for its intended purpose.
He notes that the Village is currently involved in building families for children in need, and helping them shape their futures, while sharing in the development of their communities.
He emphasizes that these are core beliefs and attitudes on which SOS has been built, and they are the cornerstones of its success, disclosing that the Medical Center, established in 2003, needs partners’ help in its ongoing community outreach programs.
SOS Children’s Villages Liberia is a member of the SOS Children‘s Villages International Federation. It started operations in Liberia on January 1, 1981 following an agreement between the Government of Liberia and SOS Children’s Villages International.
The organization, which was founded by Hermann Gmeiner in 1949 in Austria, is one of the world’s leading charities that is solely dedicated to helping children around the world. The first Children’s Village in Liberia was opened in Monrovia, Montserrado County.
In an effort to reach more children, the second Children’s Village here was constructed in Juah Town, Grand Bassa County.