Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

31 January 2013

Tanzania: KCB Supports Kinondoni School, Hospital

KCB Bank has donated 25 desks, furniture, exercise books and other learning materials worth Sh5 million to Kibamba Primary School in Kindondoni District, Dar es Salaam.

Kibamba Primary School headteacher, Asia Mpate, said her school was facing a serious shortage of desks and many pupils forced to sit on the floor. She said the school has 1,950 pupils with only 320 desks and 13 classrooms. Ms Mpate said this at a function where she received the donation from KCB Bank.

"The rate of absenteeism is high at our school because of harsh conditions in classrooms. The situation is deplorable, we do not have enough classrooms, no enough learning materials. We thank KCB Bank for the donation which we believe will help to improve the level of education at our school," she said.

KCB Bank Board Chairman, Dr Edmund Mndolwa, said the donation was part of his bank's corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. He asked the recipient of the donation to use it careful. Meanwhile, KCB has donated hospital materials worthy Sh7.4 million to Sinza Hospital.

The donated materials include four delivery beds, screens and drip stands. The head physician of the hospital, Dr Benedict Luwoga, thanked the bank for the donation which he described as timely. He said his hospital has only two delivery beds which are not enough considering the number of women who deliver at the hospital.

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