South Africa Deutsche Bankers give 67 Minutes on Mandela day

July 2016  | Sandton
Deutsche Bank volunteers pack food parcels for pre-schoolers with Stop Hunger Now. On Monday, July 18, the date which is also known as the annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela was celebrated by SA Deutsche Bankers volunteering their 67 minutes packing food parcels for pre-schoolers with Stop Hunger Now. About 65 staff members participated reaching the target of 15,000 meals ensuring at least 57 pre-schoolers receive one solid meal a day for a year.
Riaan Visser, the Chief Financial Officer for MEA commented: “I appreciate to have been given a convenient opportunity to make a difference on Mandela day. I felt a special sense of accomplishment to see the end product. I was also struck by how enthusiastically our staff contributed to this initiative and how we all can make a difference by doing our little bit. It is also very hard not to realize how fortunate we are and how little it takes to make a big difference in under privileged people’s lives.” “For me it was a chance to remember and cherish the great man and to do my little bit to contribute. It also reminds us how much he sacrificed for South Africa and that we all should do more. “ said Nick Larsen, the Head of Wealth Management in South Africa. Mandela Day is a reminder of Mandela’s achievements in working towards taking action to help change the world for the better, and to empower communities everywhere.
Stop Hunger Now answers the call for Mandela`s vision for empowering communities. Stop Hunger Now is an international organisation that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid worldwide. Their vision is a Southern Africa without hunger, where currently more than 3.165 million children in South Africa suffer from household hunger. Deutsche Bank is committed to being active members of the communities it serves, with the pillars of education, enterprise and communities as its citizenship strategy, underpinned by employee engagement. By volunteering with Stop Hunger Now children in the local township community near Deutsche Bank’s offices get a nutritionally balanced meal a day, assisting with their concentration and ability to learn, a direct benefit and link to Deutsche’s Born to Be education programme. The SA Born to Be programme focuses primarily on early and high school education initiatives.
      

 

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