Nedbank backs Women Action for Development

Windhoek: Nedbank Namibia, in partnership with Old Mutual Namibia, continues to extend its support to Women Action for Development (WAD) to host their field days for 2015.

WAD has been primed to empower primarily rural women and men in the socio-economic and social upliftment fields for the past 21 years, with the aim of complementing government’s work in its efforts to reduce poverty and unemployment.

Nedbank’s partnership with WAD has been a mainstay of Nedbank’s corporate social investment programme for some time. Field day training has proven to be very popular, presenting key learning to community members, with exceptional attendance of decision-makers at regional and local authority level, and community leaders.

In a recent cheque handover ceremony that took place in Rundu, Nedbank Rundu branch manager, Mox Shilongo, commented: “Over the past few years Nedbank has been supporting the activities of WAD and it’s our honour to continue our support of this noteworthy development programme, which has proven tangible positive impacts in the communities they reach. We believe that this sponsorship forms an integral part of the bank’s overall corporate social responsibility efforts and it will undoubtedly contribute significantly towards relieving a pressing need within the broader society.”

Shilongo further expressed trust that the partnership will further enhance WADs efforts of uniting people across the board to help fight poverty and contribute positively to the upliftment of women in disadvantaged communities.

WAD is a Namibian-based non-profit making entity. It is a self-help organisation, which follows a two-pronged programme, namely the socio-economic and socio-political empowerment of rural women and men. WAD’s training programmes are intended to enhance the unemployed’s chances of finding jobs, and to assist in starting their own businesses.