First National Bank Botswana last week took journalists on a tour of Ramotswa Centre for the Deaf as part of celebrating 21 years of doing business in the country and helping the less privileged.
The centre is one of the two projects currently supported in cash, time and other valuables resources by the FNB foundation.
“We want to use our anniversary celebrations to highlight the various innovations that FNB is doing to improve the lives of those who are disadvantaged and how it is contributing to growing the economy,” pointed out Bomolemo Selaledi, FNB’s head of marketing and communications.
She in fact pointed out that FNB donated a block of three classrooms for the Ramotswa Centre for the deaf in 2003 worth over a million Pula.
“It is special to us because we are opening the window wide to proudly reveal to you and the nation at large, what FNB has done for worthy social causes and the less privileged communities within our midst over the years,” she further stated.
The FNB foundation was established in 2001 and stands today as one of the biggest corporate givers in the country.
To date the foundation has invested more than P22 million in various projects nationwide, enriching and uplifting the lives of disadvantaged Batswana including that of the deaf children in Ramotswa.
Some of the projects which have enjoyed monetary assistance from the Bank include the Botswana retired Nurse’s Association in Tlokweng village in the South East, which is a daycare centre for disadvantaged and orphaned children.