Scotiabank Community Program

Helping Children with Special Needs

Scotiabank’s Annual Literacy programme, which began in Berbice in 2010, takes place at the New Amsterdam Salvation Army Youth Centre and the Aplha Children’s Home and Gay Park.

Employees of the New Amsterdam Branch participated in the craft day at Salvation Army to provide help to the children with regards to reading, phonics, arts, and crafts.

The Literacy programme targets about 20 children at Alpha Home, including special-needs children. Staff see an improvement in the children as they learn to spell and read. In the future, the Bank plans other outreaches to the community, including continuing the annual uniform distribution.