As part of its continued 20th anniversary celebrations, Stanbic Bank Botswana pledged P200, 000 to be invested into the community.
The first charitable effort came from Stanbic Bank’s Kgale Branch this Saturday. The bank made it their mission to put smiles on the faces of children at the Camphill School in Rankoromane. They donated bedding and linen worth P20 000, aimed at providing warmth and comfort for the children this winter.
Camphill School is a residential primary school for children with special needs. It was established by the Camphill Community Trust almost 40 years ago.┬áThe school pays particular attention to children with learning difficulties aged between 7 and 14, working towards creating an environment of dignity, choice and nurturing for every child.
Handing over the donation, Stanbic Bank Kgale Branch Manager, Amos Dimeku, said that his bank is happy to be involved with Camphill School. “This is a cause that is very close to our hearts and we are thrilled to be able to get involved in this community. Every child should be able to experience that excitement that comes from colourful new bedding when they get into bed at night.
All children deserve the feeling of comfort, safety and security that comes with these basic needs.”
For her part, Camphill School Coordinator, Mrs Betty Mpodi, said: “We are very honoured today. The smiles Stanbic Bank has brought to the faces of these children are priceless. It is always so wonderful to see institutions take the time to visit, get involved and interact with the kids. I encourage other institutions to emulate Stanbic Bank by either donating or simply finding time to share their day with children at centres such as ours.”
Dimeku thanked Batswana for their continued support.
“Stanbic Bank is very proud of its association with Botswana. It has been a very exciting 20 years for us in this market, and we only hope that we can continue to make a positive impact and move our communities forward. We began our anniversary celebrations by thanking our community for supporting Stanbic Bank and now it is our turn to show appreciation in a more meaningful way,” he concluded.