Happy child

Selma Ndume and Linda Paulus at Hope Village look forward to the Day of the African Child on 16 June, as Standard Bank’s Private Banking staff members warmed up their hearts by sprucing up the Standard Bank Girls House. Hope Village, home to 25 girls aged between 7 and 18, was decorated with colourful items like mirrors, face cloths, towels, small bins, curtains, clocks, books and games to enable the girls to live a beautiful life. “We just wanted to make the girls’ house more pretty and cheerful for them to stay in, after all girls like nice things and this was our way of doing it,” said Ingrid van Straten of Standard Bank. The banks supports Hope Village since 2008.