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Standard Chartered opens doors to children of staff members

Standard Chartered Bank Sri Lanka recently opened its head office to children of staff members aimed at showing children the environment in which their parents work.

‘Greeted at the door, the 65 children streamed up to the Learning Centre, where food, fun and activity awaited them. Touring the floors of Standard Chartered Bank the children were able to experience what it is actually like to work at a bank. They had the opportunity to look at the bank vault, try on head phones at the call centre and watch as credit cards were embossed and they finally trooped into the Learning centre where activities and learning programmes had been organised for them, the Bank said in a press release.

A key attraction of the day was the Brave World programme. Brave World workshops for children are designed to build dynamic, confident and self motivated children through exciting learning experiences which draw out their innate abilities whilst stimulating and developing their fundamental learning capabilities.

Speaking shortly after the children left, Clive Haswell, Standard Chartered Bank Sri Lanka said, “It was a wonderful opportunity for the children to get a taste of what their parents do. Both children and adults alike thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The Bank has in place a dynamic work place practice to ensure that its employees have a healthy work life balance, as part of its Diversity and Inclusion programme.”
The Bank said it recognizes that its employees need to balance their work and personal commitments by creating a flexible environment that, as far as possible, is sensitive to the different needs of individuals.

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