The nation’s bank, the National Bank of Malawi (NBM) plc, donated 11 million crowns worth of items to various institutions as part of a Christmas awareness program dubbed “12 Days of Christmas”.
Reproduced on the famous Christmas carol, 12 Days of Christmas began on December 6 and will run until December 22 when the bank donates items to different institutions as a way to celebrate Christmas with different stakeholders within the nation.
On the first day of the program, December 6, 2021, NBM plc donated various learning materials such as textbooks and stationery worth K1 million to Kamkodola Primary School in the region rural area of Lilongwe.
On December 7, the Bank of the Nation donated medical equipment worth K million to the Bangwe health center in Blantyre.
The Nancholi Youth Network in Blantyre also benefited from the 12 Days of Christmas program when they received various medical items from the Bank, including medicines, sutures, BP machines, scales, thermometers, pens and mosquito nets.
The Chilanga School for the Blind in Kasungu, the Mulanje School for the Blind in Mulanje, the Kabudula Health Center and Chezi Rehabilitation Center in Lilongwe, the Livingstonia Aids Program in Mzuzu and the Karonga School for the Deaf in Karonga were also affected by the 12 days of Christmas.
NBM plc Marketing and Corporate Affairs Director Akossa Hiwa has so far said that the 12 Days of Christmas have been very well received by beneficiaries and stakeholders.
“The Christmas season is a great time to give, and as a bank we would love to give gifts that continue to give long after the holidays are over.
“This is a factor that has influenced our decision making on which initiatives and institutions to support,” Hiwa said.
Bangwe Health Center clinical technician Kelita Mbvundula thanked NBM plc for donating the various medical items she donated, saying they would help serve their patients better.
“The visit of NBM plc was a pleasant surprise and presents a very good end to the year here at the Bangwe health center,” said Mbvundula.
The 12 Days of Christmas program will end with a donation of desks to Namachira Primary School in Rural Blantyre on Monday December 20 and the delivery of a photocopier to Lilongwe Girls’ Secondary School in Lilongwe on Tuesday December 21, 2021 .