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KCB Bank Uganda donates Sh7m towards surgery of vulnerable children at Cure Hospital

 

Mary Muchigani (R), President of the Rotary Club of Muyenga Breeze hands over a cheque of sh7 million to Tim Erickson (C), the Executive Director, Cure Children’s Hospital and Angelina Wapakhabulo (L), Board Member of Cure Children’s Hospital. The donation made by KCB Bank Uganda in partnership with Rotary is intended to facilitate surgical operations for vulnerable children. This was at Cure Children’s Hospital in Mbale district.

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDNET |   KCB Bank Uganda has in honor of the Neuro-surgery Week, commenced its annual CSR drive, with a donation of Sh7 million to Cure Hospital in Mbale district.The donation will facilitate surgical operations for vulnerable children with life threatening conditions that include; Hydrocephalus, spinal bifida, neural tube defects and brain tumors at the Cure Children’s Hospital.

KCB Bank Uganda, a financial service provider that focuses on providing innovative banking solutions in the country – through its KCB Foundation – carries out annual CSR activities in areas of Health, Education, Environment, and Humanitarian Support, designed to respond to huge unmet needs of the society so as to achieve longtime and persistent business values and help disadvantaged people.

Speaking during the donation, Diana Komukama, KCB Bank Uganda, Head of Marketing and Communications, said that KCB Bank Uganda is invested in sustainable transformation of communities as part of its CSR approach.

“As a sign of our commitment to sustainable development to alleviate poverty and enhance well-being, and as part of our philanthropic programs, we are extending support to the vulnerable children in Cure Hospital which serves the local community and is run on donation with limited resources.” Komukama said, adding that, “We pledge our loyalty to continually invest in community health improvement for the betterment of our customers’ livelihoods.”

The neuro-surgery week, an initiative of the Rotary Club of Kampala-Muyenga in partnership with Cure Children’s Hospital was instigated to bring the neurological needs of children to the forefront, create awareness and provide free surgery for children, with support from partners.

Speaking about the bank’s donation, Tim Erickson, Executive Director, Cure Children’s Hospital, Uganda expressed his gratitude towards KCB Bank Uganda for their support towards the vulnerable children, noting that, “Your investment in Cure, combined with funding from across the world is changing lives every day, for today and for eternity.”

Diana Komukama Ssempebwa(L), Marketing and Communications Manager, KCB Bank Uganda, Brian Muhindi (2R), Head of Finance, KCB Bank Uganda and Leah Mutali (R), Operations Manager, KCB Bank Uganda hand over a sh7m dummy cheque to Tim Erickson (C), the Executive Director, Cure Children’s Hospital and Angelina Wapakhabulo (2L), Board Member of Cure Children’s Hospital as a donation towards facilitating surgical operations for vulnerable children at Cure Children’s Hospital in Mbale district.

“We are delighted to partner with KCB Bank Uganda whose plea as a responsible corporate citizen is enabling us achieve our goal of the restoring dignity, physical and spiritual well-being of our children who are often times sidelined because of their physical in capabilities,” Erickson remarked.

Mary Muchigani, President of the Rotary Club of Kampala-Muyenga commended KCB Bank Uganda for joining the cause to create positive change in Uganda saying that, “Fruitful partnerships such as these will enable us achieve the sole purpose for which the neuro-surgery week was created. I applaud KCB Bank Uganda for its generosity and look forward to a sustainable working relationship as we positively impact lives across the country.”

Every year, the bank seeks to impact the lives of the communities it operates in and this year, KCB Bank Uganda will focus on health and education of children as key factors for community development.

Cure Children’s Hospital, that will benefit from the ICB initiative, is a private non-profit, Christian based, specializing in pediatric neurosurgery, providing charity medical services to vulnerable children with life threatening conditions. Africa’s leading hospital for the treatment of neurosurgical needs of children, they carry out over 1,500 brain surgeries for vulnerable children along with treating over 8000 outpatients each year. Cure Children’s Hospital serves the local community and is run on donation with limited resources.

 

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