Education is universal in its power to pull people out of poverty. Desiderius Erasmus has rightly said, “The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth”. We, at Xpress Money, are committed to empowering people through our CSR platform H.O.P.E (Helping Our People & Environment) in areas of Education, Financial Inclusion & Literacy, and Relief work.
Education is one of the central pillars of H.O.P.E, and we were delighted to take up the Kampala Capital City Authority’s (KCCA) request to provide our support for school improvement in the Murchison Bay Primary School and Kiswa Primary School in Uganda. Earlier this year our team visited one of the schools in Uganda and observed that the classrooms comprised almost 100 children and most of the students sat on the floor as there were not enough benches and desks for them to be seated comfortably. Most of the children attending these schools belong to families with limited financial means. However, what stood out the most was the students’ will to pursue their education with unabated enthusiasm despite the dilapidated furniture and the discomfort of sitting on the floor for hours together.
Inclusion and growth are the key fundamentals that define our CSR platform H.O.P.E, and we decided to ensure the learning journey for thousands of students studying in these schools could be a little more comfortable. There is no doubt that the foundation for a holistic education lies in a positive classroom environment. So to this end, we donated new desks and benches to both the schools so that students from grade 1 till grade 7 could benefit from a positive and enriching classroom environment. Kiswa Primary School donned a celebratory air as students, school management officials, KCCA authorities and members from the Xpress Money team came together for the official handover of 100 custom made desks and benches.
H.O.P.E’s initiatives transforming lives is a truly fulfilling experience. This initiative was yet another opportunity for Xpress Money to positively impact the lives of young impressionable minds, give wings to their lofty dreams, ignite their hope for a brighter future and steer them ahead in their learning curve. At the heart of it, our CSR initiatives are a reflection of our core values and ethics as we help facilitate a brighter future for those who truly deserve a chance.