Standard Chartered Nepal Walkathon 2009 – A Walk for a Brighter Tomorrow
Saturday 21 November 2009
Standard Chartered throughout its long history has played an active role in supporting those communities in which its customers and staff live. ‘Seeing is Believing’, ‘Living with HIV’ program and focus on youth, health and education for the economically disadvantaged people are the Bank’s key community initiatives.
In a continuous effort for supporting our community and to support the Group’s commitment, the Bank conducted a fund raising program on 21 November, Walkathon 2009 - `A Walk for a Brighter Tomorrow’. This Walkathon is Standard Chartered Nepal’s initiative to raise funds in partnership with its stakeholders to increase awareness amongst the public on the subject of blindness and an effort to reduce stigma and encourage the visually challenged people. Major of the funds raised from this event will go towards the Bank’s ‘Seeing is Believing’ initiative and the rest for the other focus areas of the Bank including HIV/AIDS, Environment and Education.
Tara Management and Surya Nepal Pvt. Ltd. were the main Sponsors of this event whereas National Insurance Company Ltd was the Sponsor. The Himalayan Times was the Media Partner for this event.
This event was participated by the staff of the Bank, colleagues of organizations that have partnered the Bank for this event, visually challenged students of Technical & Skill Development Centre for Blind and Disabled at Kirtipur and Living with HIV colleagues from Maiti Nepal and Shakti Milan Samuha. The Walk, which was attended by approx. 450 people started from Naya Baneshwore Branch of the Bank and ended at the Lazimpat Branch.
Standard Chartered believes in being an ethical and responsible community partner and Corporate Social Responsibility is integral to everything it does.