FBC Committed to e- learning in the Education Sector
The flagship unit of the flourishing FBC Holdings Group (FBC Bank), in partnership with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, launched a nationwide e-learning driven corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative. FBC Bank sponsored e-learning equipment comprised of 900 tablets (mini laptops) and 20 teachers’ laptops, standard projectors and digital interactive whiteboards to 20 Primary and Secondary Schools which scooped the 2016 Secretary’s Merit Awards in the country’s 10 provinces.
Glenview 2 Primary and Secondary, Mazowe High, Ngezi High, Mavhudzi High, John Cowie Primary, Nyamuzuwe High, Mpumelelo Primary, Montrose High, Sihlengeni Primary, Solusi High, Thornhill, Mwenezi Gvt High and Helen.MacGee Gvt school scooped the prestigious 2016 Secretary’s Merit Award. Every winning school will be rewarded with an FBC Bank sponsored smart classroom. The classroom will be well equipped with 45 mini laptops (tablets), one teacher’s laptop, a standard projector and an interactive whiteboard.
FBC Bank representatives comprised of Webster Rusere(Managing Director- FBC Bank), Agrippa Mugwagwa(FBC Bank Executive Director – Retail Banking and e-Commerce), Priscilla Sadomba(Head–Group Marketing), Roy Nyakunuwa(Brand Manager), Denis Mundida(Agent Banking and Business Development Manager) Tawanda Mumbengegwi(Corporate and Institutional Banking), Tanaka Kazuva (FBC Insurance) and the Group Marketing team attended different Secretary’s Merit Awards Prize Presentation Ceremonies held at the aforementioned learning centres. During the prize presentation ceremonies, the bank presented a $10,000.00 dummy cheque and mounted a plaque at the selected digital learning classrooms.
The events were attended by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education Permanent Secretary (Dr Sylvia Utete Masango) as the guest of honour, members of parliament, chiefs, the directors and staff members from the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education’s Head Office, provincial education directors, primary and secondary school heads, schools’ SDC chairpersons, district schools inspectors, district administrators, senior government officials, officers in charge of police stations, representatives from the police, teachers, parents and learners.
Addressing delegates at the inaugural FBC Bank Sponsored Secretary’s Merit Awards Prize Presentation Ceremony held at Glenview 2 Primary School in Harare, Webster Rusere (Managing Director- FBC Bank) said the bank is committed to supporting education.
“As FBC, we have made education the cornerstone of our corporate social responsibility programme and that is one of the primary reasons why we are here today…to affirm our commitment towards supporting universal access to education and high quality information and communication technology (ICT) based knowledge systems as espoused by the Permanent Secretary herself, Dr Utete,” he said.
The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (Dr Sylvia Utete Masango, school heads, SDC Chairpersons and other delegates commended FBC Bank’s efforts towards supporting education.
The Secretary’s Merit Award is a prestigious recognition awarded to best performing schools in the national exams. It seeks to promote the enhancement of an updated curriculum which equips learners with relevant knowledge and robust skills for self-empowerment.
Speaking at the inaugural FBC Bank Sponsored Secretary’s Merit Awards Ceremony held at Glenview 2 Primary School, Dr Sylvia Utete Masango applauded the school for creating a conducive learning environment through teamwork.
“It is a pleasure to come to a school where the head, teachers, learners, the SDC and parents have a shared vision. We want to thank you for a shared vision to provide optimum conditions conducive to teaching and learning. Definitely, the conditions here at Glenview 2 Primary School are conducive to teaching-learning. I had a tour of the whole school and all I can say is you are doing well. What you are seeing here is through teamwork and if you are not operating as a team at your schools, you have failed before you even started.
The learners were actually leading everything, and it shows there is high respect of the learners at this school. You could tell that the learners are being groomed. Well Done, Keep on Shinning,” she said.
Priscilla Sadomba (Head – FBC Group Marketing) told delegates at John Cowie Primary School in Rusape on 28 June 2017 that FBC Bank will continue to support education as part of its CSR initiatives. “As FBC, we are not just here this year as a sponsor, but we are here as an institution that has committed itself to education as our corporate social responsibility initiative. This is our gift to the nation of Zimbabwe, she said.
Permanent Secretary’s Awards in Pictures