Sunday, 8 November 2009

Barclays Tz employees give back to the community

From East African Business Week, Nairobi, Kenya

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Barclays Bank Tanzania employees and customers on October 31st participated in 23 projects in Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Mwanza, Mbeya, Arusha and Zanzibar as they marked the 14th year of 'Make a Difference Day', organized globally by Community Service Volunteers (CSV). SCV is an international charity set up to promote volunteering action in the communities they serve.

Barclays has been involved in the campaign as an integral part of the employee community programme since 2000. It is the single biggest driver of the Bank's employee volunteering initiatives globally.

Barclays Bank Managing Director Rished Bade said the aim of 'Make a Difference Day' is to encourage people to devote time to volunteering.

"It is not about donations or fundraising. It is all about choice and volunteering their time,” he said.

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