Standard Bank supports swimming
“At Standard Bank we understand that Namibia has many promising youngsters, but many times this potential remains unexploited due to limited opportunities and a lack of funds. We are, therefore, excited at the prospect of helping underprivileged children becoming Namibia’s next swimming sensations,” said Thaddius Maswahu, Head of Marketing at Standard Bank.
During the past swimming season a total of twelve swimmers participated in the programme. According to Wilfried Poser of the Marlins Swimming Club, they had a number of achievements during 2012. Four Swimmers of the Programme participated in their first ever Swimming Gala in 2012.
“Every year coaching fees increase and affordability becomes more problematic. By sponsoring this development programme the Bank is proud of assisting amateur swimmers with a lot of potential and dedication to the sport, but without the necessary financial backing. Standard Bank Namibia is once again showing how the Bank is helping underprivileged children moving forward,” emphasised Thaddius.
The Marlins Swimming Club inaugurated their 25 metre swimming pool at their premises in Olympia in 2006. To date, this is the only swimming club in Namibia that boasts with these facilities.
Standard Bank Namibia dedicates 1% profit after tax generated from its business operations to Corporate Social Investment initiatives. The strategic focus is geared towards four main areas namely: Education, Entrepreneurship Development, Health & Wellness and Poverty Alleviation.