Helping kids write their own success stories

18 November 2019 | Education

On Friday (22 November 2019) the Banker Association of Namibia (BAN) enhances their stationery drive with a Shake-a-tin drive taking place at various intersections in Windhoek to collect funds to purchase much needed stationery items.
BAN chairman Sarel van Zyl encouraged everyone to participate in the drive to ensure that many more pupils have access to basic stationery when returning to school in 2020. “BAN believes everyone’s contribution adds to the success story of our stationery drive. Every donated pencil enables a Namibian child to write his or her success story in life. Remember, one grain of sand does not form the Namib Desert, but many together form a magnificent living desert. Therefore, no donation is too small, because each item adds to the bigger success.”
Wellness teams of Bank Windhoek, FNB, Letshego, Nedbank, Standard Bank and Trustco Bank joined forces to launch the 2019 Bankers Association Stationery Drive in October. At this event BAN, highlighted the need for basic stationery such as pens, pencils and paper.
“A project was born to assist the children of Namibia with the necessary stationery to empower each child to become the best they can be. This is the second year that members of BAN join forces to alleviate the need for stationery in far off and/or destitute schools. We encourage all our employees as well as our clients to donate stationery toward this project,” Van Zyl said.
The project runs until end February 2020 and clients are welcome to drop off stationery at participating banks. This year well-wishers are also able to donate via the BAN website, as well as the FNB Happiness Store or via the PayToday App.

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