First National Bank Botswana (FNBB) Foundation has donated about P1. 1 million to the Lobatse -based Botswana Association of Psychological Rehabilitation (BAPR). Speaking at the funds handover ceremony on Friday, FNBB Foundation Trustee Dr Lesedinyana Odiseng said BAPR is a shining example of the power that lay within communities to develop organisations that directly benefit those in need. Dr Odiseng said the community served by the rehabilitation needs to become active partners in shaping their future, saying FNBB is committed to making a sustainable contribution to driving the nation to change the situations of all those in need and to create a ‘compassionate, just and caring nation’. Dr Odiseng further said the donation is part of the foundation's continuing groundwork of creating positive change in societies. He said the foundation is particularly drawn to BAPR because it recognised that its vision and efforts align perfectly with its focal areas. Lobatse town mayor Malebogo Kruger applauded the foundation for the kindness and responsibility for giving back to the community, adding that BAPR has come a long way by working hand in hand with Lobatse Town Council, taking care of the needy by offering counseling and rehabilitation.
FNB Foundation is the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility Trust Fund established in 2001 to aid those in need and deserving of assistance with the bank contributing up to one per cent of its after tax profits to the Foundation annually.