22 October 2012

Tanzania: Exim Bank Pledges to Support Dar School

EXIM Bank (Tanzania) Limited has pledged to donate text books worth 7m/- Kilakala Primary School in Temeke Municipal Council in Dar es Salaam Region, as part of the firm's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme that seeks to improve the school's learning environment.

The bank adopted the school in August, this year, and has already donated 100 desks to the school that faces many challenges including shortage of desks, latrines and textbooks. Speaking during a graduation ceremony for over 300 Standard Seven leavers held at the school at the weekend, the Exim Bank Institutional Relations Manager, Mr Kinemo Kiomano, said his bank would work around the clock to ensure that the school's challenges were minimized.

Mr Kiomano said his bank valued the role of education in the country's development process and that is why the education sector was getting priority in the bank's CSR programmes. "Exim Bank believes education is the key to success.

We will continue supporting various education projects in a bid to uplift the education standards," he said. Mr Kiomano called upon Kilakala Primary School parents to make their contributions to the development of the school urging that their partnership will ensure sustainability of the school's development process.

He urged the school leavers to aim at studying up to university level, adding that his bank will give them first priority in terms of employment after completion of higher education. The Exim Bank Assistant Marketing Manager, Ms Anita Goshashy, during the event cautioned students to be disciplined urging that the success cannot be achieved without discipline.

"My appeal to you is to have a balance between education and discipline. Discipline is so instrumental in today's world. Without it education may not help you achieve your dreams," Ms Goshashy noted. Earlier, Ms Fauzia Karim the pupil from Kilakala Primary School, while reading a message for the chief guest noted that the school has got a lot of challenges.

"We are so grateful for the support provided by Exim Bank and we hope this relationship will go a long way in creating a better learning environment at Kilakala Primary School," she said.

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