In time for the new academic term, dfcu Bank has officially handed over a refurbished Nakivubo Blue Primary School to KCCA.
The handover was made at the school premises and presided over by KCCA’s Acting Director Education & Social Services Mr. Ambrose Atwoko on Friday morning.
The handover of the school follows a Shs85m donation made by dfcu banking August last year intended for the renovation of a three-classroom block and provision of furniture.
The school which is managed by the Kampala City Council Authority has over 1,000 students who come from the surrounding Owino Market and Kisenyi areas.
Located downtown, Nakivubo Blue Primary is one of the oldest primary schools in Kampala district. Over the years, the school’s physical structures had become dilapidated and needed urgent refurbishment for a conducive learning atmosphere.
Speaking during the announcement, Jude Kansiime, dfcu Bank’s Head of Marketing said the contribution was part of the Bank’s efforts to positively impact the lives of various communities in and around the bank’s business operations.
“Guaranteeing a decent learning environment for over 200 pupils each year will go a long way in providing an avenue for children in the communities to receive a basic education in an environment conducive to learning We believe that it is the Bank’s ethical responsibility to support community development of which improving educational facilities in integral to increasing literacy levels in the country,” Kansiime says.
dfcu’s Corporate Social Responsibility program is hinged on number of pillars which include; Child and Maternal Health, Environmental Management, Community Development and Emergency Intervention. Under these pillars, dfcu Bank supports a number of initiatives with the belief that the wellbeing of the individuals and organizations which benefit from them will experience tangible transformational.
KCCA Acting Director Education & Social Services, Ambrose Atwoko applauded dfcu Bank for making an investment whose benefits will extend to countless members of the Owino and Kisenyi communities- over a significant period of time.
“On behalf of the Kampala Capital City Authority, the students, parents and teachers at Nakivubo Blue Primary School, I extend our gratitude to dfcu Bank for this generous gesture which inevitably play an invaluable role in the education of thousands of students.
As we strive for all round development of our city, we both appreciate and recognize the power of partnerships in getting there. I guarantee that this initiative will achieve its intended purpose of transforming the recipient communities,” Atwoko said.