Standard Bank employees have completed painting of 10 classrooms in Lilongwe and Blantyre under an initiative dubbed ‘47 minutes CSR’ to commemorate 47 years of doing business in Malawi.
Speaking at Lilongwe Girls Primary School, the bank’s Economist and Head of Risk
who led the employees said the exercise is a continuation of Standard Bank’s commitment to promote quality education in Malawi.
“To celebrate our 47 years in Malawi, employees undertook a 47 minute painting of classrooms in Blantyre and Lilongwe under the “Happy Classrooms” project by BONGO, an education NGO. We are proud of our progress in the 47 years, but we must never stop moving forward, and as a bank we are building the next generation of bankers by investing in the education sector,” he said.
He said Standard Bank is active in contributing to Malawi’s education, a sector where it is building new primary schools, renovating vocational colleges and providing scholarships for university students.
“We have also entered into a partnership with UNICEF for an initiative in which the bank’s employees provide mentorship to girls aimed at motivating them remain in class,” he said.