By Rogers Wanambwa
KIU, Main Campus - Standard Chartered Uganda on Thursday, May 28 donated 1.1billion shillings to UNICEF programs in Uganda for communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Standard Chartered PLC pledged $5million to support emergency relief activities by UNICEF that provide immediate protection and education of vulnerable children across 12 markets in Africa and South Asia, including Uganda and the donation is part of that.
"Funding across these markets will focus on activities such as the provision of remote education via TV, radio, online and mobile platforms and child protection measures, including alternative care arrangements and family tracing services for children separated from their families due to COVID-19, training of social workers to conduct home visits to vulnerable children for mental health support, and alternative care and protection services for children of parents or caregivers affected by COVID-19," reads a press release from UNICEF.
Albert Saltson, CEO Standard Chartered Bank, Uganda expressed Standard Chartered Uganda’s pride at being able to contribute to UNICEF programmes that reach the most vulnerable people in communities.
Dr Doreen Mulenga, UNICEF Representative to Uganda delivered the UN agency’s gratitude, according to the press release.
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