In a continued effort to fight the ensuing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, Stanbic Bank Botswana recently handed over surgical masks to Botswana Sectors of Educators Trade Union (BOSETU).
Said Stanbic Bank Botswana Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Chose Modise, “As Stanbic Bank Botswana we remain steadfast in our passion for driving Botswana’s growth and making a meaningful difference in the communities we serve. Our strategy, our actions, and our culture are premised on clear and resolute National pride, and a desire to actively drive growth for our people, our communities and our Nation. Today’s donation is yet another demonstration of our staunch commitment. “
The Bank’s donation comes as part of their unwavering commitment to uplift communities and serves as a tangible demonstration their Social, Economic and Environmental (SEE) strategic value driver. According to the Bank, SEE, requires them to think proactively about the evolving needs of Stanbic Bank clients and the changing operating environment. It also provides an opportunity to grow the business by providing innovative solutions to address societal, economic and environmental challenges in the communities in which it operates.
Said BOSETU Acting President, Mr. Samuel Aboneng, “Covid 19 is a national tragedy that seriously needs measures to be put in placed or else there will be a huge risk of complete shutdown of all sectors of the economy. The onus is on everyone to save the situation. As BOSETU, we are truly humbled by Stanbic Bank Botswana’s support and recognition of the many teachers who continue to serve boldly and bravely during the pandemic. We would like to thank them for standing up to provide safety to those who serve in the education sector to provide and education for a knowledge based economy.”
BOSETU is a teacher trade union that was founded in 1987 as a staff association for secondary school teachers. It has since transformed into a trade union which advocates primarily for the welfare of educators across all sectors of education. The union has offices at Gaborone, Kang, Palapye, Francistown, Kasane, Maun and Shakawe covering their 20 regions.
Concluded, Modise, “As Stanbic Bank Botswana we recognise that our growth is inherently interwoven with that of Botswana and her people. Thus, we are passionate about contributing towards sustainable success and growth for Botswana and indeed Batswana. Our long-standing relationship with BOSETU is one which we value greatly and we look forward to continuing to support them. We recognise the role they play in unlocking possibilities for future generations through education, a position we also support strongly by helping our clients find new ways to make dreams possible. With Stanbic Bank, It Can Be!”