ECOBank-Liberia on Saturday January 13, 2018, donated 10 water dispensers and 75 cartoons of water treatment (water guard) to the SOS Medical Center in Oldest Congo Town, Monrovia.
Speaking before the donation, ECOBank Liberia Managing Director, Mr. George Mensah-Asante, said while their focus is very much on transforming African banking landscape, and servicing their customers with convicting convenient, cost- effective financial products, they care about their local communities.
Mensah-Asant added that, with idea of giving back, in 2013 they launched what “a ECOBANK DAY initiative” where their employees could come together to help a worthy cause by volunteering their time to work in hands with members of their communities.
According to him, the initiative also gears toward supporting the important financial contribution made by the Bank to improve the living conditions of more vulnerable members of their communities.
The ECOBANK Boss noted that they celebrate ECOBANK Day in 33 African Countries where they are present including Liberia.
‘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 said.
He pointed out that the Medical Center treats up to over 222,000 patients each year providing basic health care and treatment including electrocardiography, ultrasound, vaccination services and other and other preventive measures, as well as awareness and information campaign to many who could not otherwise afford these services.
Mr. Asante indicated that the Medical Center applies tremendous effort to alleviate some of the stress on other clinics specifically during the Ebola outbreak adding that for this and other many reasons they chose to mark their “5th ECONBANK DAY” .
Receiving the items, the Medical Director of the the SOS Children Village Medical Center, Dr. James A. Lewis lauded ECOBANK for the donation and promised that it will be used for its intended purpose.
Lewis noted that SOS Children is currently involved in building families for children in need, and helps them shape their own futures and also share in the development of their communities.
He added that these are core beliefs and attitudes on which SOS has been built, and they are the cornerstones of their success.
He said that the Medical Center was established in 2003 and stressed the need for partners to help them in their 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 organizations that which is solely dedicated to helping children around the world.
The first Children’s Villages in Liberia was opened in Monrovia, Montserrado County.
In an effort to reach more children, the second Children’s Village was constructed in Juah Town, Grand Bassa County.