Ilala schools get 1,000 text books from corporate neighbour, Barclays

29Nov 2018
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Ilala schools get 1,000 text books from corporate neighbour, Barclays

FIVE Ilala Municipal primary schools have received a donation of 1,000 text books on various subjects from Barclays Bank Tanzania Limited which has its headquarters in the district.

Barclays Bank Tanzania Limited’s Managing Director, Abdi Mohamed (L), hands over a donation of books to Anna Mshana, Head teacher of Uhuru Mchanganyiko Primary School in Dar es Salam as part of a donation to five public schools in Ilala Municipality of Dar es Salaam. Witnessing the handing over exercise is Ilala District Commissioner, Sophia Mjema (2nd R) and pupils of the school. Photo: courtesy of BBT.

Barclays Bank Tanzania Limited’s Managing Director, Abdi Mohamed said under the bank’s countrywide education skills citizenship drive, his leadership will equip many public schools with teaching materials including books.

“Barclays is committed to volunteer, engage and play part in giving back to the community with the aim of developing skills to empower youth. As a pan-African bank, we manage all our citizenship initiatives aligning to our shared growth strategy,” Mohamed said.

He explained that the bank’s intention in kicking off the text books donation drive in Ilala district is based from the fact that the bank’s head offices are located in the same area of jurisdiction hence felt the need to first support neighbouring communities before rolling out to other areas of the country, in future.

The five schools that benefited from the donation are Yange Yange, Mafanikio, Kiyombo, Iala and Gogo primary schools.

Speaking at the event, the bank’s Head of Marketing and Corporate Relations, Aaron Luhanga said as a financial institution, Barclays management understands the need to advocate education and skills development.

“As Barclays will continue to cement our commitment to making a positive impact in the society in which we serve. Barclays has always played a role in driving education skills and societal progress, something we are very proud of doing but which is also important to our future success,” Luhanga noted.

He added, “Our long-term aim continues to be about making decisions and doing business that positively impacts our clients, customers and shareholders, as well as the communities in which we operate.”