Nedbank Zimbabwe has contributed towards the social well-being of people in the communities in which it operates as it recognizes the deep interdependence between healthy businesses and healthy societies. Wherever we are, we strive to be a good corporate citizen, sharing the concerns of our communities and dedicating our capabilities, resources and people to creating a better future for our nation. Nedbank Zimbabwe has partnered non-governmental organizations, business and welfare organisations to meet the needs of the country and communities as a whole
The Bank has worked with organisations such as Chamber of Mines, CZI, ZNCC, ICAZ among others to improve and grow our economy.
Nedbank Zimbabwe believes that healthy people create healthy societies; therefore the Bank sponsored ZIMA (Zimbabwe Medical Association) towards their annual conference aimed at strengthening the country’s health care systems which will directly or indirectly affect the livelihood of our employees and communities as a whole.
Nedbank Zimbabwe is committed to improving access to quality education which is a critical element to the development of our communities. The Bank has sponsored Junior Achievement aimed at educating young people about business, economics and free enterprise.
Junior Achievement Zimbabwe (JAZ)
Nedbank Zimbabwe has been in partnership with Junior Achievement since 2011. Junior Achievement is the world’s largest and fastest growing not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business, economics and free enterprise. This year, Nedbank Zimbabwe doubled its contribution towards this initiative and the number of beneficiary schools increased to 10 schools represented in Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare. A key highlight for the Bank was the Job shadow exercise where the students visited the Bank to experience a real life business environment for a day. This was an invaluable experience for the children on the JAZ programme. The guidance they were given by the Nedbank Zimbabwe team will undoubtedly equip them for their future roles as the entrepreneurs/business leaders of tomorrow.
Mutare Teen Expo
Nedbank Zimbabwe sponsored the Mutare teen Expo which was held at St Joseph’s school in Sakubva. The event was organized by Opportunities Abound Trust, Ministry of Labour together with St Joseph’s High School in an effort to enhance career development for youths in different parts of the country. Nedbank Zimbabwe personnel graced this occasion and mentored the students in career guidance during the Expo
The Bank sponsored various initiatives aimed at eradicating poverty in the communities in which we operate around the country. Once such initiative is Matthew Rusike children’s home aimed at caring for young orphans to give them a brighter future.
Matthew Rusike children’s home (Harare)
Matthew 19 vs 14 Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and stop keeping them away, because the kingdom of heaven belongs to people like these."
The Matthew Rusike Children’s Home is a safe haven for 143 homeless, orphaned, displaced, abandoned and deprived children aged between 0 and 18 years. The Home endeavours to provide staff, facilities and resources to meet the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of these children in an individual way. The Managing Director of Nedbank Zimbabwe, Dr Charity C. Jinya together with her team visited Matthew Rusike Children’s home where the Bank presented a donation of 2 x 10 000 litre water tanks with full installation. This donation was aimed at meeting an urgent need for water supply at the Children’s home for their self-sustaining projects and wellbeing of the children. The visit to the home was a humbling experience for the Nedbank Zimbabwe team. The Bank later in the year attended the home’s fundraising dinner aimed at raising funds for homes sustenance.
Caring for the elderly at Ekuphumuleni geriatric care home - Bulawayo
Ekuphumuleni is a geriatric care home based in Bulawayo. The Home's main interventions revolve around caring for the elderly infirm who, after being discharged from health centres, often land up in situations where they receive little or no attention at all.
The home also trains geriatric care aides and trains the community on home based care for the elderly in need of such services. Ekuphumuleni also contributes towards the formulation of policy pertaining to the care of the elderly in Zimbabwe. In its institutional care programme, the Centre accepts aged patients who may stay for three to six months, while its home based care initiative ensures that the elderly, in need, are looked after for as long as is necessary. The day care facility at the Home provides physiotherapy and occupational therapy besides allowing the aged to socialise with their peers. Nedbank Zimbabwe identified a need for the home to sustain itself through its various projects which require regular water supply. The Bank donated $3200 towards the resuscitation of the home’s borehole which will assist with the home’s projects going forward.
Nedbank Zimbabwe makes a donation to ‘with love’ foundation - Harare
Some staff members from Nedbank Zimbabwe contributed to an initiative of providing sanitary pads to underprivileged girls and women in the community through the ‘With Love’ organization. Nedbank Zimbabwe encourages staff to get involved in their own communities by dipping into their own purses and making a contribution in whatever shape, form or size. The ‘With Love’ Foundation has identified widespread but unacknowledged challenge that girls/ladies are experiencing which has led to young girls missing school. They have also resorted to substituting pads or tampons for unhygienic and unsafe materials such as old pieces of cloth or newspaper. This need led the Nedbank Zimbabwe ladies to collect contributions to assist the ladies in this regard.
Nedbank Zimbabwe reaches out to Bakorenhema orphanage in Mutare
Bakorenhema is an orphanage that houses 13 orphans with ages ranging between 8 and 15. The Nedbank Zimbabwe Mutare team including their spouses and children set out to spend a fun filled afternoon with the children at the home. A cash donation was made towards lunch and refreshments. At the end of the fun day, the Bank donated various food items together with maize seed and fertilizer to sustain the home.
The bank also identified an urgent need to clothe the children at the home. To this effect the Mutare branch personnel started collecting second hand clothes which they will present to the home before Christmas.
1 John 3: 17 – 18 But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but indeed and in truth.
Helping children in need at Robert Sinyoka school - Bulawayo
A Nedbank Zimbabwe Bulawayo branch identified two exceptional orphaned grade 5 pupils, Raven Moyo (boy) and Yazini Mlauzi (girl) who were abandoned by their mothers at a tender age. The children are extremely poor and their fees had not been paid for the past two years.
The Nedbank Zimbabwe Team collected contributions towards the students’ third term fees, stationery and uniforms comprising of blazers, satchels, shoes, stockings.
The school is currently building a computer lab and the 74 Main Street Nedbank Zimbabwe Team is looking at how they can help by completing the lab, donating old furniture and old computers to make the m realise their dream.
Nedbank Zimbabwe partners the chamber of mines 74th AGM
Nedbank Zimbabwe was one of the major sponsors for the 2013 Chamber of Mines 74th AGM which was held at Troutbeck Inn, Nyanga Resort from 16 - 18 May 2013. The 74th AGM was held under the theme: “Where to from here: Mag and dnagineveloping the mineral wealth of Zimbabwe for tomorrow.”
“Business has a responsibility beyond its basic responsibility to its shareholders; a responsibility to a broader constituency that includes its key stakeholders: customers, employee, NGOs, government - the people of the communities in which it operates.” - Courtney Pratt, Former CEO Toronto Hydro.
Nedbank Zimbabwe partners proudly Zimbabwean
Nedbank Zimbabwe partnered with the Proudly Zimbabwean foundation in an initiative popularly known as the Bin-It Campaign. This saw the bank taking part in eradicating the amount of litter in the city of Harare. In this regard Nedbank Zimbabwe became involved in this environmentally friendly initiative where the Bank was allocated branded bins which can be found along Jason Moyo Avenue and Bute Street near Market Square bus terminal.