National Bank donates K4.7 million to Beit Cure
One of the country’s high street banks, National Bank of Malawi (NBM), has donated K4.75 million to Beit Cure International Hospital to go towards an event called A Night to Shine organised by the institution.
The event, slated for February 10 2023, is red carpet rated and aimed at celebrating people with disability from age 14.
In an interview, NBM Marketing and Corporate Affairs Manager Akossa Hiwa said the concept aligns with what the bank believes in, especially empowering the marginalised in society, hence the donation.
“We have an annual initiative where we give out 12 different gifts to 12 different communities in need. Two of these communities we target are those with disabilities because we want to financially empower them and let them know that they can achieve anything.
“We also have a campaign going on at the moment called Inspire Greatness where the bank is recognising and celebrating Malawians who are doing something great everyday so that they are motivated and leverages on that to achieve even greater things and pass on to the next person to achieve greatness,” Hiwa said.
Beit Cure Malawi Executive Director Elly Chemey thanked the bank for supporting the event.
He said the hospital has enhanced its services, such that it has seen the number of patients attended to increase over the years.
“We used to do about 1,500 procedures a year but, last year, we did 2,745 procedures which is a significant increase and this year we are projecting about 3,400 procedures. The main reason is that we have seen a lot of partners joining hands with us to reach out to all districts in the country and do the mobilisation, identify the children and bring them to the hospital for treatment.
“There are many children that need our services; the demand for our services is huge and many of the children have not been reached and, so, we are calling upon the business community in the country, other non-governmental organisations and the government to work together with us to reach many children,” Chemey said.