WINDHOEK: The First National Bank of Namibia (FNB) Foundation handed over a sponsorship of N.dollars 60 000 to the 17th annual Cultural Festival of the Polytechnic of Namibia (PoN) in the capital on Wednesday.
FNB Namibia has been part of these celebrations for the past 13 years, FNB’s Head of Strategic Communication and Marketing, Dixon Norval said in a media statement issued here on Wednesday.
“Supporting educational initiatives is one of the main focus areas of the FNB Foundation. As the biggest and most diversified financial services group in the country, we believe it is both our duty and a privilege to assist government in the constant fight against a variety of social ills such as poverty, unemployment and illiteracy, particularly financial illiteracy,” Norval said.
He added that another focus area of the FNB Foundation was to celebrate and preserve the rich and varied cultural heritage of the Namibian nation.
Norval further stated that the bank also features prominently at the Polytechnic’s annual career fair.
He urged the institution’s students to “remain focused on the national development agenda” and make good use of all opportunities coming their way in order to align themselves with Vision 2030.
The festival, which started on Tuesday, will run until Friday.
It is taking place under the Setswana theme “Mpo detu kwatemunanga yira mucuko”, which in English means “Our Cultures Blossom like Flowers”.