standard Bank Namibia (SBN) last week pledged N$70 000 to the Miss Namibia Pageant 2013.
This year’s Miss Namibia Pageant will be held on 3 August.
Surihe Gaomas, SBN PR and Corporate Communication Manager broke the news during a press conference at the Windhoek Country Club and Casino.
“Standard Bank Namibia has over the years continued to pledge its support to the Miss Namibia Pageant and I am glad to inform you that we are once again committing N$70 000 this year,” Gaomas said.
The bank’s Head: Marketing Thaddius Maswahu also said Standard Bank’s main involvement with the Miss Namibia Pageant revolves around its sponsorship and support towards the Namibian Woman of Excellence initiative.
“Standard Bank supports the development, empowerment and recognition of women in all sectors of society. By sponsoring the Miss Namibia Pageant and the Namibian Women of Excellence project, Standard Bank is contributing towards raising awareness of the important role women play in our Namibian communities,” Maswahu said.
Conny Maritz, National Director of the Miss Namibia Pageant thanked SBN saying, “We are so thrilled that Standard Bank has confirmed their commitment towards the 2013 Miss Namibia Pageant. Thank you so much. It is most appreciated.”
The SBN pledge to Miss Namibia comes hard on the heels of the rewarding of the Women of Excellence where Michelle McLean of the Michelle McLean Children Trust and Patricia Sola of the Hope Initiative Project received N$35 000 each.
Others - Esme Coetzee of the S.P.E.S. charity; Regina Kondomolo of the Hephata Project and Lize-Leandra Ann Ehlers of Uyelele - each received N$10 000.
Miss Namibia will work closely together with these charity organisations during her reign in 2013.