Stanbic Bank launches youth entrepreneurship programme
Stanbic Bank has launched a youth entrepreneurship programme targeting 1000 Uganda secondary school students. It will partner with Junior Achievement (JA) Uganda an NGO to impart business development skills to Ugandan youths all over the country.
The programme was launched today at a media function held at the Bank's Head Office at Crested Towers in Kampala. Says Stanbic Bank's Ag. MD/Chief Operating Officer Sydney Mpipi: ''The youth comprise an estimated 55% of Uganda's current 33m population. Stanbic Bank is happy to play a role in empowering Ugandan youths to acquire business development skills at an early age enabling them to become job providers rather than jobseekers.''
Stanbic Bank staff across the country will sign up as JA Volunteers to guide students on the JA Company Program, added Mpipi. Funded by businesses, institutions, foundations and individuals, JA brings the public and private sectors together to provide young people with high quality education programs that teach them about enterprise, entrepreneurship, business and economics in a practical way. JA's operations cover the whole country with programmes focusing on secondary school students.
Explains JA Uganda Chief Executive Officer: ''We engage this energetic group and nurture them to become Uganda's future economic powerhouse. We aim to impact at least one million youths in the next five years with both in school and out of school initiatives.''
The Stanbic Bank ISU charity run due 3 April 2011
The Stanbic Bank sponsored Annual ISU Charity Run will be held on 3 rd April 2011 at the International School of Uganda (ISU) Campus, Lubowa. The event is organized to raise money for charity in collaboration with ISU and other sponsors, including MTN, Roofings, AON, Century Bottling, New Vision, Ericsson, Strategic and Logistics and Roko. "This year we will be celebrating 10 years of the charity run whose proceeds have transformed the lives of numerous disadvantaged Ugandan youths in the fields of education and health," said Stanbic Bank's head of Corporate and Investment Banking, John Okulo. Last year, over Shs 28 million was raised and donated to African Children's Choir (Missionaries of the Poor, Kampala, St. Clare's Girls High School, Budaka and the ISU Scholarship program.
This year's beneficiaries will include? Wrapup Africa, Children's Cancer Care, KKL, The Kids League disabled program, Arlington Academy of Hope, Bumwalukani, Bududa District and the ISU scholarship program. "Stanbic Bank would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the participants and co-sponsors who have joined us to transform lives over the years. We call upon as many individuals and organisations as possible to join us in this charitable cause'', stated Mr. Okulo John.
The ISU Head of School Dr. Daryl Russell said: ''We commend Stanbic Bank for its continued support of the charity run that keeps growing bigger every year. Our facilities at Lubowa remain open to host all well wishers who we invite to come in big numbers on Sunday 3 April 2011 to help raise cash for the less fortunate in our society''. The ISU charity run has gained popularity over the years attracting Uganda's athletic big names such as Dorcus Inzikuru and Moses Kipsiro. Kenyan athlete Jackson Kiprotich has also participated in the charity run.
List of Past ISU Family Fun Run Beneficiaries
2011 Proceeds: 46,000,000ugx total? 11,500,000ugx each
Wrap-up Africa - Children's Cancer Care
The Kids League disabled program â€“ A League
Arlington Academy of Hope in Bumwalukani Bududa District
ISU scholarship program
2010 Proceeds: 28,000,000ugx total? 7,000,000ugx each
African Children's Choir (www.africanchildrenschoir.com)
Missionaries of the Poor, Kampala (www.missionariesofthepoor.org)
St. Clare's Girls High School Buduka
ISU scholarship program
2009 Proceeds: 30000,000ugx total? 7,500,000ugx each
CoRSU Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Uganda
SOS Children's Village Gulu
Nakulabye Junior Primary School â€“ Aids Care Education & Training (ACET) sponsored school
ISU Scholarship program
2008 Proceeds: 14,700,000ugx total? 3,675,000ugx each
Christian Missionary Fellowship, Mukono
Abanunule Orphanage, Zana
Mutesa 1 Primary School, Kayunga, Wakiso
Banunule Primary School, Kampala
2007 Proceeds: 13,500,000ugx total? 4,500,000ugx each
Christian Missionary Fellowship International
Hope Ward of International Hospital, Kampala
Mirembe Pregnancy Crisis Centre