Standard Bank Namibia (SBN) has donated more than 50 second-hand computers and new photocopiers, valued at about N$4m, to needy schools across the country.
The public relations and corporate communications manager, Surihe Gaomas-Guchu says the donated items will have a significant impact on improving the educational experience of learners in the needy schools.
“Education is the key to success and as a responsible corporate citizen, we want to contribute to this sector’s development,” she says.
SBN chairperson for corporate social investment, Dr Ndepewa Hamunime, says as one of the leading local commercial banks, it is expected that the board, management and employees uphold the good name of the bank within society.
Hamunime also said it is through corporate social programmes that they remain relevant, close to their people and meaningfully improve local communities.
“Corporate social responsibility means companies, apart from profit-making, have a greater purpose in society; the duty to protect and enhance society in which they operate,” Hamunime said.
The selected schools received computers and photocopiers. They were selected from towns, such as Oshakati, Ondangwa, Gobabis, Swakopmund, Outapi, Okahandja, Windhoek, Eenhana, Katima Mulilo and Rundu.
“Companies must align their corporate social responsibilities with their corporate goals, to have a meaningful impact on society,” added Hamunime.