By Bahle Gama | 2019-12-03
Standard Bank has donated E110 000 towards Manzini Nazarene High School’s trip to Ghana.
The pupils jetted off at the King Mswati III International Airport yesterday afternoon to represent Eswatini in the JA Africa Expo to be held in Accra, Ghana.
Manzini Nazarene became the national champions after presenting about their product known as ‘Sifundzanaye’ in the national JA Expo competition held at The George Hotel, resulting in them having to represent the country in Ghana.
Making his remarks, Standard Bank Chief Executive Mvuselelo Fakudze said the money was meant to cover the pupils’ accommodation, travel and to ensure that they are safe in Ghana. He also thanked the school’s principal for guiding the pupils to reach the level they were in.
“Thank you very much for looking after these children. It’s very important to us as we live in an information age, a world where information is key.
“We are able to see such talent come up because the information is made available to the pupils. The information available can be used for the purpose the pupils opted for,” he said.
He further stated that the key thing was that young people were learning and using that knowledge to benefit themselves and the country at large. “The fourth industrial revolution is made up of such innovations that are going to take the world to another stage that we cannot comprehend as people coming from a different world, where information was not easily accessible,” he said.
Meanwhile, JA Eswatini chairperson Nokukhanya Gamedze said she was grateful to Standard Bank for helping JA ensure proper catering for the pupils whilst in Ghana.
She also said she was thrilled to see the young people flying Eswatini’s flag high through the representation.
“I attended the expo and I was awestruck by their presentation and how creative and innovative these young people are,” she said.
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