Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania’s Head of Legal and Compliance department Nina Pendaeli Eshun (left) hands over part of food staffs the bank donated to Bethsaida Orphans Girls Secondary School in Mpigi Magoe in Kinondoni district, Dar es Salaam, when the bank visited the school to encourage the students to live their dreams, which is one of the bank’s Social Corporate Responsibilities projects. Receiving the donation on behalf of school head teacher is Nizza Michael, the school physics teacher. Picture by correspondent.
Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania’s staff members playing netball against students from Bethsaida Orphans Girls Secondary School in Mpigi Magoe in Kinondoni district, Dar es Salaam, shortly after an inspiring session that aimed at helping the students to live their dreams. The bank visited the school at the weekend as part of the Live Your Dream II project implementation. Picture by correspondent.
Legal and Human Rights Center (LHRC) Executive Director, Dr Helen Kijo-Bisimba (center) speaks to Bethsaida Orphans Girls Secondary School in Mpigi Magoe in Kinondoni district, Dar es Salaam at the weekend on how to live their dreams, during a visit to the school by Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania. Left is Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania’s Head of Corporate Affairs Juanita Mramba and left is the bank’s Head of Legal and Compliance department Nina Pendaeli Eshun. Picture by correspondent.
Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania Limited has embarked on a program meant to change the mindset of all students across the country from looking down upon themselves to living their dreams.
The bank has started to visit schools, whereby staff members get to talk to students, share their inspiring real life stories on how they climbed the ladder of success as a way to implement the bank’s project dubbed ‘Live Your Dreams’.
During the bank’s visit to Bethsaida Orphans Girls Secondary School in Mpigi Magoe in Kinondoni district, Dar es Salaam at the weekend, Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania’s Head of Corporate Affairs Juanita Mramba said the bank believes that the country’s continued economic growth will greatly depend on success or failure of young scholars.
“Apart from being a commercial entity, Standard Chartered Bank is also in the fore front to see to it that it brings a positive change to communities that surrounds it. Currently we are majoring in three main areas which are; education, health and environmental sustainability”, She said.
Ms Mramba said the bank launched ‘Live your Dreams’ project last year, where by Bethsaida Orphans Girls Secondary School was pick for the pilot project.
“We visited the school last year as we were launching this project, whereby our staff members volunteered their time to talk to these students, listen to them and encourage them to believe in themselves and see a sense of being determined to work hard in order to excel in life,” she said.
Ms. Mramba said the aim is to groom a cream of leaders, economists and future manpower with the right development mindset, a thing that will help to change economic image of this nation.
She mentioned that during their visit, the bank handed over 200kg of maize flour, 200kg of rice, 150kg of wheat flour, 200kg sugar and cartons of soap.
The guest of honour for the day, the Legal and Human Rights Center (LHRC) Executive Director, Dr Helen Kijo-Bisimba had the message of hope and self-trust.
“Where there is life, there is hope. No matter how difficult you think your life is, never give up. You should not be afraid to try, but you should try and fail. You will know where you went wrong and work on that particular weakness then move on towards success of your dreams,” said Dr. Bisimba.
Dr. Bisimba wanted students to inculcate a habit of liking to read as it will help to widen their scope of reasoning and understanding of many issues in life, a move that will transform them to be better leaders of this nation.
Dr. Bisimba who became the first Tanzanian woman to earn an international recognition and received the ‘Tanzania Woman of Courage Award’ which was issued by the American Embassy in Tanzania in 2008, shared here inspiring story how she straggled towards her current position, and told the students that each student is unique to a particular course.