Deutsche Bank provides breakfast for impoverished schools
April 2012 │ China
A mere RMB1,000 (EUR160) is enough to provide a healthy breakfast – milk and bread – for the 439 students and teachers in Pin'an Zhai and Jiunaishan Primary Schools located in Nu River County of Yunnan Province in South China. These two schools are tucked away in the mountains, at least an hour away from the nearest townships in an area poor in natural resources and where students come from impoverished families. The government has started to subsidise lunches at schools but most of these students start their day with a long walk to school on empty stomachs.
China Business News (CBN) led an initiative to provide free breakfasts for these schools in June 2011, and Deutsche Bank has rallied employees to pitch in. With a total collection of CNY38,306 (EUR4,500) from the five branch offices in China, we were able to provide 38 days of breakfast for the students – a warm and nourishing gift for the students to start their day.