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SOCIETE GENERALE GHANA CELEBRATES THEIR CITIZENS COMMITMENT TIME WITH THE SHELTER FOR ABUSED CHILDRE

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Societe Generale Ghana a leading Bank in Ghana and a subsidiary of the Societe Generale Group celebrated its Citizen Commitment Time on 20th June 2015; a Time dedicated to social and community work.  The Societe Generale Group has on its calendar every year in June, a Time dedicated to serving communities where all Societe Generale entities demonstrate the Bank’s commitment to solidarity. The essence of the celebration is to choose a project that will have an impact in the community and more importantly the staff should be committed to the project.  As part of the activities, staff of Societe Generale Ghana once again visited the Shelter for Abused Children in Osu - Accra.
 
In a welcome address, the Shelter’s Manageress Georgina Mensah, said SG Ghana had committed itself to the Shelter for Abused Children for the last 5 years and they were delighted , grateful and honoured to have staff from SG Ghana participate in this year’s event. She noted the activities for the day will definitely leave smiles on the faces of the Staff and Children by giving the less privileged in society the opportunity to learn and live in clean shelters through the Bank’s renovation of the Assembly and ICT blocks. She added that the social interaction, clean up, games and the other activities will impact positively on the lives the Children.
 
The Deputy Managing Director of the Bank, Mr Francois Marchal in a response said in 2012 and 2013, the Bank celebrated the Citizen Commitment Time with the Shelter by setting up a Computer Laboratory with 20 highly functional computers complete with cabling and furnishing, refurbished the Library Facility, roofed the canteen and painted the Shelter’s External Walls.
 
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He added that, “this year, Societe Generale Ghana is renovating the Shelter’s Assembly Hall, Children’s Play Room and Staff Office which need maintenance to continue to function as desired. The Bank’s employees, who are here today, will complete this task by painting the structures. Further, Societe Generale Ghana Staff will also assist in cleaning the Shelter and interact with the children on various levels to serve as an inspiration to them”.
 
He stated that the Bank was assisting the Shelter as  part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and that SG Ghana believes CSR means TO CARE; TO SHARE AND TO RESPECT. 
 
 
Shelter For Abused Children In Osu
 
The Shelter for Abused Children is a temporary Shelter run by the Department of Social Welfare since October 2003. The shelter serves as a referral point for organizations working to protect the interest of children in the country, especially the Domestic Violence & Victim Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service. These agencies normally request for care and protection for victims of child abuse whiles their cases are pending proceedings. The children are taken through psycho-social and medical rehabilitation.

Societe Generale Ghana
 
Societe Generale Ghana is one of the leading banks in Ghana with 40-networked branches across the country. The Bank provides Retail, Corporate and SME clients with dedicated innovative products and services aimed at anticipating customers' needs.
 
The Bank is recognized for supporting individuals and businesses of various sizes and backgrounds to achieve their full potential. The Bank is the foremost innovator in the Banking industry spearheading key reforms such as Doorstep Banking, Factoring, Foreign Exchange and Commodity Hedging, Consumer Credit Loan, Sika Card, Sikatel and Sikatext to meet its customers’ needs. For more information, you can visit our website www.societegenerale.com.gh
 
Societe Generale
 
Societe Generale is one of the largest European financial services groups. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial solidity with a strategy of sustainable growth, and aims to be the reference for relationship banking, recognised on its markets, close to clients, chosen for the quality and commitment of its teams.
Societe Generale has been playing a vital role in the economy for 150 years. With more than 148,000 employees, based in 76 countries, we accompany 30 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Societe Generale’s teams offer advice and services to individual, corporate and institutional customers in three core businesses:
  • Retail banking in France with the Societe Generale branch network, Credit du Nord and Boursorama, offering a comprehensive range of multichannel financial services on the leading edge of digital innovation;
  • International retail banking, financial services and insurance with a presence in emerging economies and leading specialised businesses;
  • Corporate and investment banking, private banking, asset management and securities services, with recognised expertise, top international rankings and integrated solutions.
 
Societe Generale is included in the main socially responsible investment indices: FTSE4Good (Global and Europe), Euronext Vigeo (Global, Europe, Eurozone and France), ESI Excellence (Europe) from Ethibel and 4 of the STOXX ESG Leaders indices.