Having acknowledged the vital role that teachers play in our society, Standard Bank Namibia is hosting a couple of Teacher’s Awareness Days by taking banking to the teachers and surrounding communities through workplace banking. “We have a good standing relationship with the Namibia National Teachers' Union (NANTU), having previously collaborated with them through various sponsorships. We wanted to continue this tradition and thought that having these Teacher Awareness Days where we bring Workplace Banking to the teachers was the best way to do it,” the Katutura’s Branch Manager, in Namibia, Lazarus Shikongo, said this week.
The initiative to take Workplace Banking to the teachers of Jan Mohr Secondary School and Immanuel Shifidi Secondary School in Katutura is the brainchild of Shikongo and his branch. “Workplace Banking consultants will visit the two secondary schools on the 14th and 15th of June so the teachers and community members get the opportunity to meet with them. We have some customers who are not aware of the new or upgraded products that the bank has to offer so these Workplace Banking sessions will allow for them to make sure that they have the right products,” Shikongo explained. “The Workplace Banking program has been encouraging people to spend within their means and earnings especially in this trying economic climate. Because teachers play a vital part in our society, the financial wellness is at the forefront of our minds which is why we thought it best to have these Teacher Awareness days.,” our Workplace Banking Manager and Custodian, Cecilia Hagen-Cloete explained.
Most of the times Namibians spend more than what they earn resulting in unnecessary debt and worry, so that is why it’s important for them to also save for the future, because of this Hagen-Cloete stressed that they decided to open the Workplace Banking days at the schools open to the surrounding communities because many of them need the financial assistance that the Workplace Banking Consultants can offer. Armed with the help of Workplace Banking consultants, it is easy for anyone to live a debt free, financial empowered life. For more information on Workplace Banking send an email to [email protected]