An abandoned poultry farm for the Dzorwulu Special School has been brought back to life following its refurbishment by the Finance Unit of Stanbic Bank as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.
The GHS32,000 project will also benefit from the supplied of 200 chicks, feed and other essentials for efficient running of the farm.
The poultry farm used to provide food and served as a platform for teaching relevant farming skills to students but was abandoned for lack of funds.
The intervention is the latest project that the Bank has embarked on in the school over the past three years aside the re-wiring of the entire school last month and equipping the school’s Sewing and Hairdressing Centre undertaken last year.
Head of the Finance Department, Kunle Adedeji said “Stanbic Bank is committed to giving back to society and for this reason we have adopted the Dzorwulu Special School. It’s been three years since we started coming here. From the first year, we realized that there were a couple of areas that the school needed support in. Today is a continuation of what we started back then.”
He was hopeful that the refurbishment will afford the school access to “its own source of protein and that if there are any surpluses those can be sold for some extra income.”
Headmistress of the school, Mrs. Veronica Sackey, expressed gratitude to Stanbic Bank for the fruitful relationship and benefits that the school has been enjoying from the Bank. She was excited about the refurbishment pointing to the benefits that would be derived from the now functioning poultry farm.
“We’re so grateful to Stanbic for providing this facility. This is because the poultry farm, apart from providing food for the school, also serves as a learning project for the students since the students are able to acquire some skills which further enables them to be independent. It allows them to possess skills which are relevant to the society.”
Stanbic Bank Ghana has over the years shown its commitment to supporting community initiatives that enhance the quality of citizens across the country.