Azania Bank has donated office and stationery materials worth 6m/- to Kenyamonta Primary school in Serengeti District, Mara region as part of the bank’s initiative to support social services in the community.
The handing over ceremony was held at the school last weekend and attended by various leaders including the Serengeti District Council Chairman, Mr Ayub Makuruma.
The donated equipment included a photocopier, a binding machine and a power stabilizer, which were received by the District Administrative Secretary(DAS) Mr Cosmas Qamara on behalf of the Serengeti District Commissioner Mr Vincent Mashinji.
Mr Qamara thanked Azania Bank for the support and called upon other banking institutions to emulate the move.
“We thank Azania Bank for lending us a hand, particularly in boosting the education sector, and we hope these materials will greatly add value in the preparation of examination papers and ease the tough task our teachers endured in the past,” he said.
He challenged the staff to be cautious when using the donated equipment for increased productivity.
Speaking shortly after handing over the equipment, Azania Bank Manager for Lamadi Branch Mr Muhidin Mjuvi said the bank was touched by the fact that the school was in urgent need of office materials, and made a decision for the donation, in complimenting the local government’s efforts to improve the education sector.
“As a banking institution, we felt there was an obligation to compliment the government efforts in solving various challenges, particularly in the education sector through our Corporate and Social Responsibility initiative. It is our hope this donation will contribute in improving the pass rate of students in this school,” he said.
According to the Serengeti District Council Chairman Mr Makuruma, the teachers were in the past forced to travel over 60 km to Musoma Municipality for printing and stationery services.
He remained optimistic that the donated materials would now save that time which would be utilized in improving teaching services and even benefit 133 other schools in the district.
(By Lake Zone Watch Reporter)