Giving is better than receiving says BAN

On 22 November 2019, the Banker Association of Namibia (BAN) will enhance their stationery drive with the Shake-a-tin drive which will take place at various intersections in Windhoek with the aim of collecting funds to purchase much-needed stationery items.

Sarel van Zyl, current Chairman of the BAN encouraged everyone to participate in this drive and to assist the Government in ensuring 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 the BAN Stationery Drive. Every donated pencil being donated can enable a Namibian child in writing 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. On this occasion BAN, highlighted the dire 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.”

The project will run until the end of February 2020 and clients are welcome to drop off stationery at participating banks. This year well-wishers are also able to donate via the Bankers Association of Namibia’s website, as well as the FNB Happiness Store or via the PayToday App.