11 October 2022GABORONE - Stanbic Bank Botswana’s Affluent and High Net Worth teams, under Consumer and High Net Worth clients segment, are the latest team in the bank to identify and deliver on their chosen CSI and community project as part of the Bank’s 30th anniversary commemorations. Friday the 7th of October saw the team make their way to Mogoditshane Clinic to donate toiletries and babies as well as children’s clothing, looking to support adolescent expectant girls who turn to the Clinic for support..The donation, valued at P20,000, comprised 20 packets of toiletries, 20 new-born baby bags, 20 baby blankets, 20 packets of new-born nappies, 20 baby bath sets and children’s clothing. The handover is the 11thdonation in a series of donations by the Bank under its 30th anniversary community impact drive..When the Clinic reached out, having heard we are looking to get more involved, we could not help but stop and channel our efforts towards their cause. The expectant adolescent young girls being helped find themselves having to drop out of school to work to be able to support their child/children. Many of them come from less privileged homes and rely on assistance from Government with most of their needs; however, this does not cover everything. They are still in need of basic toiletries and even clothing for their new-borns and toddlers. Realisation of this propelled us to get involved, mobilising, fundraising, collecting contributions,” said Mr. Nlulami Chuma, Stanbic Bank Head of Affluent and High Net Worth.Mogoditshane Clinic is a Government-aided clinic which caters for members of the general public. On average, the Clinic assists 6,700 patients monthly; of these, 493 are women being assisted with maternity care. Further, of this, 20 are adolescent pregnant girls. The clinic, located in Mogoditshane village under the Kweneng District DHMT, is a mere 13km away from Gaborone, and yet is oftentimes inundated with patient needs. Much of these are as regards basic clothing, toiletries or amenities, which the Clinic alone is unable to fully and consistently provide, relying on partners and donations to assist them..Receiving the donation, Matron Onkokame Mothowamodimo, thanked Stanbic Bank for getting involved. “They say it takes a village to raise a child, and that begins from birth. The support of the Bank means young mothers have extra support for their newborns and indeed for them – they too are just young children in most cases. We are grateful to Stanbic Bank and we encourage others in the community to support the clinic as best as they can too.”ENDS.