Sanlam last week handed over 50 bags filled with school supplies to the winners of its annual Sanlam Bag to School competition. The Sanlam Bag to School competition is aimed at supporting school-going learners with the much-needed school bag and stationery which is often unaffordable to most.
The competition which ran from early December until mid-January required participants to send an SMS with the word Bag to the Sanlam SMS line and thereafter 50 randomly selected winners walked away with a bag filled with stationery.
Speaking at the handover event last week Sanlam Marketing and Communication Manager, Hilaria Graig said Sanlam aims to play its part in various areas of the education of the Namibian child. Graig highlighted that Sanlam’s corporate social responsibility program has a strong focus on education with the aim to support governments efforts in the education of all Namibians. She further highlighted the fact that besides the annual bag to school competition, the company supports numerous educational initiatives such as the bursary scheme which has been running for over ten years now and has seen over 60 students supported. The Sanlam internship programme, offering students an opportunity to experience firsthand the working environment to support their theoretical grounding is another initiative annually undertaken by the company.
“With over two thousand people from all across the country participating in the Bag-to- School competition this demonstrates the great need and importance of competitions such as these,” Graig said while thanking all the participants and congratulating the winners. The next Sanlam Bag-to-School competition will be announced in early December 2022.