Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe has donated sunscreen lotions and moisturisers worth thousands of dollars to the Albino Charity Organisation of Zimbabwe (Alcoz).
Source: Stanbic Bank donates to albino organisation – NewsDay Zimbabwe May 21, 2016
BY BUSINESS REPORTER
Speaking at a presentation ceremony, Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe public relations and communications manager, Sidney Kazhanje said the bank was cognisant of the fact that sunscreen lotion was one of the most critical requirements of people living with albinism.
“We saw it fit to donate moisturisers and sun screen lotions to alleviate their plight. Given that there are five albino organisations in the country,” he said.
“I also urge the rest of the corporate world to chip in with whatever they can regardless of the prevailing economic challenges. Every effort will play a significant part towards assisting people living with albinism.”
“As Stanbic Bank, we are aware that there are more than 5 000 people living with albinism in Zimbabwe and that their major challenge is that their skin is sensitive to the sun. The sun can cause complications such as skin cancer.”
Alcoz seeks to help bring about a stigma-free and self-reliant albino society, which offers capacity building, psycho-social support, which includes counselling to people living with albinism.
Founder and executive director of the organisation, Loveness Mainato said Stanbic Bank’s continued support for albinos was a source of comfort to people living with the condition.