The Barclays Bank of Botswana Make-A-Difference Day (M.A.D.D) initiative that started on October 13th is in full swing and is expected to end on November 10th.
M.A.D.D is an annual campaign supported by Barclays Bank all over the world, since 2000.
This campaign encourages colleagues from all walks of life, age and diverse backgrounds to give some of their time, no matter how little, to activities that make a real diff erence in the communities that they live and operate in.
The Bank gives grants to employees to support their chosen community projects. This year the bank’s employees will focus on building skills amongst young people aged 10- 35.
“This follows our Community Strategy where we wish to focus on empowering young people with the skills they require to live an economically active and healthy life.
These skills include; life, enterprise and money management skills,” said Grace Mosinyi the bank’s Acting Head of Corporate Aff airs.
“Over 80% of our colleagues have now successfully implemented their projects across our branch network reaching hundreds of benefi ciaries.
Whilst the majority have been working with young school going children on money management skills, some have chosen to partner with organizations such as Thuto Boswa Rehabilitation Centre to work with the youth on enterprise skills,” she added.
Many others, Mosinyi said, have included tree planting and environmental education as part of their project, promoting Barclays desire to protect and nurture the environment.