Stanbic Bank Uganda has today handed over a dummy cheque worth UGX 15 million to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF).
The money will go towards sponsoring the NSSF Kampala Hash 7 Hills Run slated for Sunday 25th of March 2018. The objective of the Run is to raise funds to refurbish schools managed by the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).
In its 3rd edition this year, the 2018 Hash Run will start at Pearl of Africa Primary School in Nsambya and will cover a distance of about 21 kilometres around the historical seven hills of Kampala namely Nakasero, Kibuli, Old Kampala, Namirembe, Rubaga, Lubiri and Nsambya.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, the Stanbic Bank Manager of Corporate Social Investments Barbara Kasekende said, “One of our core strategies and focus areas as a bank is education. When we found out NSSF is also doing something we hold closely at heart, we were excited to be a part of it. We have been sponsoring the NSSF Kampala Hash 7 Hills Run for the past 3 years and will continue to support the event the best way we can.”
NSSF Deputy Managing Director Patrick Ayota said, “In 2015 we established a partnership with KCCA to raise funds for refurbishment of public schools managed by the Authority. The charity Run is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). For this year’s edition, we have had good response from our partners with 25 companies having already confirmed participation. We expect over 1,500 participants.”
Other partners for the event include Insurance Company of East Africa (ICEA), Uganda Retirements Benefit Regulatory Authority (URBRA) Red Pepper Publications, Umeme, Clarkson Insurance, Vision Group, Monitor Publications, Kfm, Dember FM, Pinnacle Security, Barclays Bank, Housing Finance Bank, Radio Simba, Citibank, Galaxy FM, Capital Markets Authority (CMA) and Centenary Bank.