Only a week ago, ZANACO National Commerical Bank PLC donated 200,000 Zambia Kwacha ($32,000 or £20,000) worth of learning materials as well as over 900 footballs to 400 schools throughout Zambia. The donation material was handed over to the Ministry of Education secretary Patrick Nkanza at Sunset Stadium by Bruce Dick.
“We are positive that the donation will benefit 400 schools in both rural and urban areas and the teachers will receive free training by the Zanaco football club in a bid to promote sport skills in the country.” Dick noted that the bank has managed to reach over 27.5 thousand children through its social responsibility programme and that it was dedicated in helping the government to further develop the country.
Nkanza read a speech on behalf of the Ministry of Education Ministry John Phiri at the event and commended the bank for its social pursuits in the country. He has stated that the donation will help to develop young talent in the country everywhere throughout school communities. Noting that most players in both male and female under seventeen national teams are identified from school, Nkanza stated that these donations will help to further sport and education in Zambia, urging recipients of the footballs and educational materials to put them to good use.
“As you may be aware, many schools across the country still face challenges in accessing adequate resources to meet all education needs and gestures such as this help complement Government efforts.”