A tsunami of kindness

17 December 2018 | Society

Along with celebrating 111 years of local financial services, FNB Namibia launched its 111 Acts of Kindness initiative last week.

According to FirstRand Namibia's chief marketing officer Tracy Eagles, each brand in the group – RMB, FNB, WesBank, Ashburton and PointBreak – is gearing up to make a difference.

“Each employee has been allocated N$111 from the FirstRand Namibia Foundation Trust, to use towards a charity, activity, individual or group, in an act of kindness countrywide. With a staff complement of nearly 2 400, this project is set to deliver N$270 000 of goodwill into the market and Namibia can get set for a mini tsunami of kindness countrywide,” she said.

“Investing in the development and protection of the environment, economy and the society in which we operate, the group has a considered and long-term corporate social responsibility and sponsorships approach, delivering in excess of N$100 million in upliftment and supportive partnership to national concerns, across the country over the last five years,” she added.

Each brand has developed a core focus area of responsibility regarding upliftment, investment and volunteerism, and teams across the group are well-versed on spreading positivity and their own brand of help.

The initiative is the group's way of celebrating the reality that they are doing the right thing.

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