BY SAMUEL NABWIISO
KAMPALA, Uganda–dfcu Bank has officially handed over a refurbished Nakivubo Blue Primary School to KCCA.
The handover was conducted at the school premises and presided over by KCCA’s Acting Director Education and Social Services Mr. Ambrose Atwoko.
The handover of the school follows a UGX 85,000,000 donation made by dfcu Bank in August last year intended for the renovation of a three-classroom block and provision of furniture. The school which is managed by the Kampala City Council Authority has over 1,000 students who come from the surrounding Owino Market and Kisenyi areas.
Speaking during the announcement, Jude Kansiime, dfcu Bank Head of Marketing said the contribution was part of the bank’s effort to positively impact on the lives of various communities in and around the bank’s business operations.
“Guaranteeing a decent learning environment for over 200 pupils each year will go a long way in providing an avenue for children in the communities to receive a basic education in an environment conducive to learning. We believe that it is the Bank’s ethical responsibility to support community development of which improving educational facilities is integral to increasing literacy levels in the country,” Kansiime said.
KCCA Acting Director Education and Social Services, Ambrose Atwoko applauded dfcu Bank for making an investment whose benefits will extend to countless members of the Owino and Kisenyi communities- over a significant period of time.
“On behalf of the Kampala Capital City Authority, the students, parents and teachers at Nakivubo Blue Primary School, I extend our gratitude to dfcu Bank for this generous gesture which inevitably plays an invaluable role in the education of thousands of students. As we strive for all round development of our city, we both appreciate and recognize the power of partnerships in getting there. I guarantee that this initiative will achieve its intended purpose of transforming the recipient communities,”Atwoko said.
dfcu’s Corporate Social Responsibility program is hinged on number of pillars which include; Child and Maternal Health, Environmental Management, Community Development and Emergency Intervention. Under these pillars, dfcu Bank supports a number of initiatives with the belief that the wellbeing of the individuals and organizations which benefit from them will experience tangible transformational.