FBZ (Finance Bank Zambia) Limited donates Borehole and hand pump to Kalomo community
KALOMO, December 21st, 2012 FBZ Limited made a donation in the form of a borehole and hand pump to Bwacha community of Kalomo district.
The donation, in line with FBZs commitment to invest in various communities as well as undertake projects and initiatives that would benefit the vulnerable and less privileged in society is aimed at helping uplift the standard of living and also provide a sanitary and hygienic environment for the community by facilitating the access to clean water to combat water borne diseases that lead to early loss of life.
The donation, the first of 10 subsequent boreholes earmarked for commission in various communities around Zambia was realized through the partnership with World Vision International in Zambia, an organization that has a strong foundation in community based operations.
Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony, FBZ Managing Director Mr. Barkat Ali said, “through our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives and partnerships with socially conscious organizations such as world Vision, it gives us an opportunity to invest in our communities and help in empowering the families that live in these communities.
Mr Ali further made a personal donation of ZMK 8million to help electrify the community school which has not had any electricity since its construction and commission.
14th MANAGEMENT TRAINEE GRADUATION
Finance Bank Zambia held its 14th graduation ceremony for its Management Trainee program on 23rd November, 2012.
The graduation, which was a culmination of a period of training in all aspects of consumer banking for 23 bright and promising students of the banking fraternity, saw the students graduating and receiving certificates for their achievement.
During the ceremony, graced by FBZ top management and staff including family and friends, Managing Director Barkat Ali in his address advised the new members to the pride that integrity and trust were the cornerstone of success, traits which every professional should have. He further assured the graduating class that with hard work and dedication, the sky was the limit.
Also in attendance was Minister of Labor and Social Security, Honorable Fackson Shamenda who echoed Mr Ali's sentiments and added that in order for the new Pride members to succeed, they needed to be productive and relevant to the roles they would be assigned and maintain an air of professionalism in all aspects. He reiterated that hard work was the driving force that would steer one in the direction of success and prosperity.
The class of 2012, featuring some of the brightest and driven candidates the Bank has seen to date, produced the Best performing students, Andrew Kayonde, Simon Handia and Mungala Matongo who received first ,second and third prizes for their stellar performance in the training program.
To all the graduates, we say, congratulations and welcome to the Pride!
BEITCURE HOSPITAL DONATION - LUSAKA, November 16th, 2012
Finance Bank Zambia Limited made a donation of ZMK 250 Million to BeitCURE Hospital, a pediatric teaching hospital catering for children with physical disabilities
The hospital, one of the few hospitals of its kind in Zambia is able to adequately address the surgical needs of the disabled children in the country. The hospital performs complex orthopedic, neuro, spine and ENT surgeries that would otherwise have been performed outside the country.
As the hospital generally provides free services, FBZ identified and filled the need to supplement the efforts especially towards administrative and medical supply costs that the hospital incurs every month.
Speaking at the official donation presentation, FBZ Managing Director Mr. Barkat Ali said, "through our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives we as FBZ identified this as not only an opportunity to give back to the communities that we live and work in but to also play our part in contributing towards this mammoth but achievable task of the provision and accessibility to basic health care, especially for our children".
Mr. Ali further said he was happy and proud to be representing the chairman, board, management and staff of FBZ at an event the significance of which was assisting the vulnerable who do not have access to proper health care and services thus leading to early loss of life. He stated that the child mortality rate could be lowered only by the corporate and private sectors stepping in, supporting and supplementing the governments and donor sector policies and programs surrounding health care provision.
Speaking at the same event, Executive Director of BeitCURE Zambia, Tim Ebbers expressed sincere gratitude to Finance Bank for their generosity and compassion for the children of Zambia which would aid in the hospital meeting its goals of training local doctors and other health care personnel and performing 1250 operations every year on the less privileged disabled children, thus improving their quality of life.