As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Program, dfcu Bank has made a contribution of UGX 75 million towards the refurbishment of a three-classroom block at Nakivubo Blue Primary School.The school is currently managed by the Kampala Capital City Authority and has over 1,000 students from the surrounding Owino Market and Kisenyi areas.
The announcement was made during a press conference at the Kampala Capital City Council Authority offices.
The school which is located in downtown Kampala is one of the oldest primary schools in Kampala district. Overtime, its physical condition has deteriorated which has had a negative impact on its academic standards. Currently, the classroom block that will be not in use.
Speaking during the announcement, William Sekabembe, dfcu Bank’s Executive Director and Head of Business said the contribution was part of the Bank’s efforts to improve the lives of the communities in which it operates.
“Our Corporate Social Responsibility program is centered around a number of pillars which include; Child and Maternal Health, Environmental Management, Community Development and Emergency Intervention.”
“Under these pillars, dfcu Bank has supported a number of initiatives which we believe have significantly improved the welfare of the communities and organizations to whom they are given. Our belief is that the communities in which we operate should benefit from more than our services and products- which is why we support projects that are sustainable and whose impact will reach several members of that community”, Sekabembe said.
KCCA Executive Director applauded dfcu Bank for making an investment whose benefits will extend to countless members of the Owino and Kisenyi communities- over a significant period of time.
“On behalf of the Kampala Capital City Authority, I extend our gratitude to dfcu Bank for this generous gesture that will play an invaluable role in the education of numerous students over the years.”
“As we strive for all round development of our city, we both appreciate and recognize the power of partnerships in getting there. I guarantee that this contribution will achieve its intended purpose of transforming the recipient communities.”