The staff of Guaranty Trust Bank branch at Independence Drive, Banjul, yesterday distributed food items to the Paediatric of the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital.
The gesture is in fulfillment of an initiative by GTBank dubbed Touching Lives 2019: Staff Social Responsibility Challenge.
The challenge provides staff of GTBank Plc and other subsidiaries to give back to their immediate environment in accordance with the Orange Rule of Social Responsibility, and to participate, impact the lives of the less privileged.
At the presentation, the staff provided patients with assorted cereals, candy and fruits, and also spent time to interact with escorts and relatives of patients.
Speaking at the ceremony, Yusupha Ketter, branch head at the Independence Drive, said the staff passionately believed that corporate social responsibility is a social pact with the community where they can share and add value. Thus, he added, “We are committed to this challenge in touching the lives of people and the Paediatric Hospital being our neighbor, it was only ideal to start there.”
Mr Ketter revealed that being the maiden initiative in The Gambia subsidiary, other branches have done similar gestures in their immediate environment, and, prayed for the patients for a speedy recovery to reunite with their families.
Isatou Dampha, supervisor at the Paediatric ward, expressed delight that the bank staff chose her institution for the gesture. “We are really pleased with this and will supplement the patients’ diet in our drive in providing quality patient care,” she revealed.