The handover event was held at the school premises on Wednesday and attended by the school headmaster, representatives from Kinondoni municipality, teachers, and the bank’s staff.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, the bank’s chief executive Kevin Wingfield said the bank’s donation aims to support the government’s efforts to improve the learning environment in schools across the country, cementing its position as a committed partner to education prosperity.
He said Stanbic is consistently looking for ways to improve dreams and the donation will play a big role in enabling children’s dreams at Kitonyama Secondary School.
“The move is in line with their ongoing campaign ‘Stanbic Madawati initiative” that aims to donate 1,000 desks and plant trees across the country to improve the physical conditions of classrooms and the general environment of schools, which are key in providing conducive learning.”
He said: “Stanbic Madawati initiative is aligned with the government's priorities in creating a lasting change and through this donation; the students here will have a good environment for learning. The desks are made within the community where the schools are located, hence providing an opportunity for locals to benefit from the initiative.”
For his part, DC Gondwe applauded Stanbic Bank for extending its help to support students’ learning facilities.
“I am very impressed with their efforts to support the community surrounding them. This donation came at the right time here at Kijitonyama Secondary where there was a shortage of desks,” he added.
As part of its Corporate Social Investment (CSI), Stanbic invested over 1bn/- to support Tanzania’s education sector in the last five years by building classrooms, donating desks, and repairing school infrastructures such as toilets to improve sanitation.