The move aimed at enabling the disadvantaged children to celebrate Eid-el-Fitr just like their counterparts at home.
Being part of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme known as Exim Cares, the donation also aimed to safeguard the health and safety of the children living in the orphanage centres amid Covid-19.
The Orphanage centres which benefited from the donation included Malaika Kids Orphanage Centre located in Dar es Salaam, while other centres are based in Zanzibar, Tanga and Mtwara
Items donated included, bags of rice, cooking oil, bags of sugar, beans, sanitizers and face masks
In Dar es Salaam, the team of employees from the bank was led by Stanley Kafu, the bank’s head, marketing and communications who emphasised the importance for businesses and their staff to give back to their local communities.
While distributing the gifts amongst the children, Kafu called upon the children at the centre to study hard so that they can occupy better positions and serve the society in the future.
“With Eid el-Fitr approaching, Exim Bank saw that one of the best ways to serve the needy and deserving orphaned children on Eid el Fitr was to provide them with this kind of items so that they can also find happiness on the blessed day of Eid el Fitr. So little – but it means a lot to them . The happiness and joy are clearly evident from their faces,’’ he said.
On the other hand, Charles Nyimbo, the manager of the Malaika Kids Orphanage Centre located in Kinondoni district, appreciated Exim Bank for the valuable gifts and protective gear during coronavirus pandemic, mentioning that the children were also pleased with the visit of the team. The children also thanked Exim Bank for the donation.