STANBIC Bank Tanzania yesterday donated 100 desks valued at 12m/- to Mbabala Secondary School and planted 100 fruit trees in Dodoma.
The event was graced by Dodoma District Commissioner, Jabir Shekimweri in the country’s capital city.
The donation is part of the bank’s ongoing nationwide campaign ‘Stanbic Madawati Initiative’ that aims to donate 1000 desks across different schools in the country.
Speaking during the ceremony, DC Shekimweri said the 100 desks will greatly improve access to learning facilities as well as learning condition for students at the school, and called on other well-wishers to come forward and join the effort to offset the remaining shortage of desks in the region and the country.
“As we all know, education is an instrumental vehicle of development. We sincerely want to thank Stanbic Bank for supporting us in our effort to improve access to learning facilities and offset the existing shortage of desks in schools here.
"We believe these desks will go a long way in enabling hundreds of children with a conducive environment needed for effective learning," Mr Shekimweri said.
The bank's Head of Consumer and High Networth clients, Omari Mtiga said the donation is in line with the lender’s recently launched campaign, Stanbic Madawati initiative that aims to improve the learning environment for students across Tanzania and contribute towards fostering economic development through inclusive and quality education.
"We are excited to be part of the drivers of inclusive and sustainable development, through this donation, Stanbic Bank is playing a key role in shaping the future leaders, doctors, engineers and other experts of this country” Mr Mtiga added.
He said the 100 fruit trees that were planted will help nourish the students and also provide shade for them, which makes the initiative multifaceted and sustainable.