This follows their national school’s campaigns throughout the country to conscientious learners on the significance of education and what it can do for one.
Recently, they launched the Back to School Jamboree that is a national event, which seeks to heighten awareness of the Back to School campaign through public participation. The campaign runs until January 31.
Not only interested in making business the bank has shown it has conscience when coming to social cohesion.
The Back to School campaign helps learners in rural communities and informal settlements across nine provinces with basic learning resources.
This year’s jamboree calls all South Africans young and old, to donate new uniforms, shoes, stationeries and bags to their nearest Nedbank branch and campus sites.
Last week the launch kicked-off at Sandton Mall were stationery and school uniforms be it old or new were donated by shoppers and well wishers.
The campaign aims to raise over R500 000 worth of uniforms, shoes, stationery and bags for over 500 disadvantaged children across South Africa.
According to Rhulani Lehong, Portfolio Manager for Strategic National Projects at Nedbank, such projects are fulfilling to us as the bank because it helps those pupils who can’t afford, particularly in rural areas.
“With abject poverty increasing everyday, we hope our intervention would help in the long run.”
The nation has been encouraged to contribute by dropping off uniforms, shoes, stationery or bags at any Nedbank branches nationwide and campus sites.
“Although this is the beginning we aim to raise the bar to another level and help as many pupils as possible. This gesture should also appeal to other private sectors to help were they can,” says Nedbank Corporate and Marketing Executive Thulani Sibeko, dressed in school uniform as well.
Said Sibeko:“As from March this year other school projects as part of the company’s outreach programmes will unfold as well.”
To get the message across various celebrities came to the party with the exception of musician Zahara, who coincidentally is the bank’s Ambassador.
This week the campaign wraps-up in the Free State Province.
You can donate a minimum of R100 to Nedbank Savings Account:
2001120915. Use “Back to School” as your reference.
SMSing ‘school’ to 40017 to donate R20.