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GTBank and Swiss Red Cross …Colouring lives.

GTBank actively participates in the Swiss Red Cross annual fund raising event where funds raised are used to protect the lives, health and dignity of people around the globe.

GTBank passionately believes that CSR embodies the ardent commitment and social pact with millions of people resident in our diverse operating environments. The Bank is committed to enduring partnerships for sustainable development and adding value to whatever community we find ourselves.

The Bank actively participates in the Swiss Red Cross annual fund raising event, where funds raised are used to ensure continuation of efforts in the areas of healthcare, reconstruction and disaster relief and preparedness for the victims of forgotten Disasters.

Swiss Red Cross Partnership

The Swiss Red Cross is a humanitarian organization which provides an avenue to raise funds for welfare initiatives across the globe. It  is Switzerland’s oldest and largest relief agency founded in 1866, where proceeds from fund raising event of the Swiss Red Cross are used to ensure continuation of efforts in the areas of healthcare, reconstruction and disaster relief across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

In 2014, GTBank extended its support towards the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Intervention strategy in West Africa by making a donation of N40 million to Swiss Red Cross and Doctors without Borders. The donation of N40 million to Swiss Red Cross and Doctors without Borders was to support the dispatch of trained personnel, create mobile laboratories to improve diagnostics, setting up of more Ebola case management facilities in remote areas, creation of regional network of field hospitals to treat medical personnel and address the collapse of state infrastructure, which left people in many parts of West Africa without access to basic healthcare.

The funds raised in 2013 was used in Maldova, Paraguay and Swaziland to provide enlightenment training for volunteers and treatment for Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.

The funds raised in 2012 was used for:

  • The prevention of blindness by conducting eye examination and treatment in Ghana.
  • Provision of primary healthcare and safe drinking water in sudan to 200,00 children and adults.
  • Provision of portable water and building of latrines to improve hygiene of the villages in Cambodia.
  • Prevention/cure of tuberculosis through access to treatment. Also, the provision of required vitamins and mineral supplements and improvements of healthcare to prevent malnourishment in Bolivia, Ecuador and Paraguay.

We believe that giving back to the less privileged residents of our host communities is a prerequisite for the overall development of the country. GTBank is widely recognized as a responsible Corporate Citizen, a pace setter and industry leader and a  significant part of the bank’s annual earnings are committed towards supporting structures and initiatives. This belief has been a driving factor behind our support for various initiatives over the years.

The Bank’s CSR strategy focuses on four major pillars:

  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Arts

GTBank has partnered with other  like-minded CSR  organizations, such as the International Society for the Red Cross in Switzerland; the Commonwealth Business Council; the Prada Foundation; the Greater London Authority; the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE); the Patrick Speech & Languages Special Education Centre, the Massey Street Children’s Hospital, Special Olympics and several others.

For GTBank, Corporate Social Responsibility is how we colour the lives around us.