GTBank Orange Ribbon Initiative
We have a long standing commitment to the communities in which we operate. Beyond the benefits our core business brings to our host communities, we aim to encourage social and economic opportunities through community investment activities.
Our commitment to community development is evident in the series of projects we undertake. Our programmes are targeted at marginalized and vulnerable children and families as we hope to improve the lives of the children, parents, caregivers, community members and partner organizations.
The Guaranty Trust Bank Orange Ribbon Initiative is one of our community development programs on child healthcare. It is a selection of projects to create awareness about developmental disabilities especially Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and help people living with these challenges.
Autism Spectrum Disorders as with other developmental challenges, arise from insufficient development of a child’s physical, emotional or intellectual capacity. Autism Spectrum Disorders are largely misunderstood by society and this make it difficult for affected children to cope with everyday demands of their environment and may lead to varying stages of social stigmatization.
In 2006, Guaranty Trust Bank embarked on the efforts to support children with developmental disabilities and promote awareness about the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), to address the prevailing lack of societal awareness about ASD in Nigeria.