Last Updated on: 2nd February 2023, 11:08 am
It was all joy at the Precious Ones, a child care charity NGO located at West Zone C village, Mpumudde parish, Southern Division Jinja City when officials from Stanbic Bank Uganda (SBU).
The joy follows a donation of an assortment of scholastic materials and foodstuffs to support the underprivileged children in the facility.
The items like exercise books, crayons, pens and pencils, shoes, treated mosquito nets, sugar, and maize flour and milk, among others were delivered by Stanbic Bank staff headed by Isaac Morgan Mukasa who heads the Distribution Unit at the bank’s headquarters in Kampala.
But something which caused a lot of excitement among the children was a 42-inch flat TV screen (Hisense) that will now act as the police officers to keep the children from straying to the neighboring community.
The orphanage headed by Pastor Shamim Nabukera is home to more than 100 tender age vulnerable children who have lost parents to HIV/AIDS and other related health challenges that have devastated many parts of the country.
This time the handover ceremony was done by Isaac Mukasa the head of Distribution at SBU who spoke emphatically that, unlike other institutions, Stanbic has every segment of the population as its focus.
Mukasa says SBU will always identify with the most vulnerable members of the community by extending support in all its areas of operation including facilities like babies’ homes, orphanages, and youth and women enterprises, among others.
The Regional Manager James Damulira together with the Branch Manager Bruno Agaba reaffirmed an earlier commitment made in December 2022 of continued support to the female pastor-headed organization.
They encouraged the children to be disciplined and grow up to be responsible and useful citizens who can also help others.
Pastor Shamim Nabukera was all praise to SBU saying the donations will help restore hope and motivate the children, some from single mothers to live and study well.
Last year SBU gave clothes, shoes, basins, buckets, mattresses, beds, and an assortment of food items like milk, sugar, maize flour, cooking oil, and wheat flour, among others to the facility.