The National Bank of Kenya (NBK) recently donated an assortment of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) as it works towards full reopening of learning institutions in the country.
The donation that included one thousand masks, twenty thermo guns, one thousand gloves and two hundred litres of sanitizer, will be distributed in TSC’s secretariat and regional offices to aid the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking during the presentation, NBK’s managing director, Paul Russo said: “This is to express our solidarity with the commission as you continue with the enormous task of managing the phased resumption of learning in the country after interruption by the pandemic”.
On her part, TSC’s commission secretary, Dr Nancy Macharia said: “This donation will greatly boost the commission’s efforts to provide a safe environment that protects our staff across the country as we continue to plan for the full reopening of our learning institutions.”
The government is in the process of implementing phased reopening of schools in the country after they were closed in March 2020 as a measure to curb the spread of Covid-19. Currently, only candidates of national examinations have reported back to their respective schools.
Besides TSC, NBK has also donated masks to the National Police Service. This is addition to measures taken to cushion its customers from the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. These include restructuring customer loans and a waiver of fees charged on the use of digital channels.