South Africa Deutsche Banker’s positive impact in Tembisa Township community

South Africa Deutsche Banker’s positive impact in Tembisa Township community

May 2017 |  Tembisa
Through Plus You Deutsche Bank volunteers green school environments

Friday May 19 2017 saw a Plus You team of Johannesburg Deutsche Bankers, with strong representation from the DBSA Finance team go into Tembisa Township community to plant twenty fruit and shade trees for a greener, healthier environment at Tebogo Kids Pre-school and Reagile Primary School. Food and Trees for Africa (http://www.trees.co.za/), an environmental enterprise that has planted over 4.2 million trees, brought the horticultural experience to fruition demonstrating to volunteers how to unlock their green finger talents. Selina Mariemuthu, a Deutsche Bank South Africa Finance team volunteer, said: “It was a very special day for two reasons, firstly greened my fingers, just by learning interesting and new ways of how to plant a tree with the most minimalistic tools and secondly it showed me how valued something as simple as tree planting can be for a community. Knowing that the fruits of our labour would be enjoyed by the crèche and community, for years to come, really warms my heart”.

The pre-school teachers at Tebogo Pre-school are participating in an early childhood development programme that is being delivered by our Born to Be project partner, Brainwaves. “Inspiring and humbling to work with communities in positively influencing the lives of kids, great partnership of greening communities and education!” reflected Thirushaa Moodley, also a member of the South Africa Finance team. Another of the Finance team volunteers, Sumantha Govender commented “It’s an eye opening experience of the hardship within our country. But it does provide hope that corporates and individuals invest their time and resources to uplift the future generation of our country. I am glad to be a part of this rewarding experience giving back to the community and bringing smiles to the little kids faces”. Employee engagement is at the heart of Deutsche Bank’s CSR agenda. Plus You gives employees the opportunity to make a positive impact in communities. The commitment of volunteers to helping others demonstrates the culture of performance and responsibility that employees live by at Deutsche Bank.

     

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