Stanbic Bank was honored to participate in the Nelson Mandela Day commemorations on 18 July 2016 in partnership with South Africa Embassy. This was marking the ICON’s birthday based on the values and commitment he made to improve Humanity and Mankind, and particularly children from whom future leadership would emerge.
Stanbic Bank donated a 5 plate gas cooker and a gassed 9 kg cylinder to Mai Caro Orphanage in New Tafara –Mabvuku. In presenting the donation, the Public Relations & Communications Manager, Sidney Kazhanje advised that Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe was wholly owned by Standard Bank Group of South Africa and for that reason, the bank did not hesitate to join hands with the SA Embassy and be part of this noble cause. He added that the donation was fully aligned to the bank’s CSI program which seeks to identify special needs and offer assistance where possible. Kazhanje stressed that the assistance given was not restricted to urban areas only but was spread throughout the Country and focused on Health & Sanitation and Education. In doing so, he added that such assistance was a way to improve the communities within which our business thrives and is also in keeping with Nelson Mandela’s philosophy of making a difference by uplifting humanity to make this world a better place.
Speaking to Mrs Gwaze (Amai Caro) the Orphanage started in 1999 when as a researcher coming from work, she found a dumped baby boy in Harare Gardens. She picked him up reported to the police and Social Welfare. After a thorough search by the Authorities on the identity of the baby, she was ultimately granted custody to look after the child-‘What a warm heart’.
The years that followed saw the Orphanage grow to its current 26 children of various ages. Mrs Gwaze added that some children would subsequently be identified and collected by parents, guardians or relatives.
Stanbic bank will continue to offer assistance to the less fortunate in our communities and improve their welfare.