Barclays has donated TZS 15 Millionto support a three day capacity building training for women living with disabilities and gender imbalance. The training is also aimed to increase awareness to Local Government Authority and private sectors on gender imbalance as well as promote a conducive strategy for women living with disabilities on Maternal Health and Socio-economic development activities and gender equality.
Speaking during the announcement, the Barclays Head of Marketing and Corporate Relations said “Barclays believes in equal opportunity for everyone and hence this donation continues to cement our commitment to making a positive impact in the society in which we serve by advocating change”.
The funds were channelled to Ikupa Trust Fund, which is a Tanzanian Registered Trustee, supporting people with disabilities country wide to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose.
Aron continued, “You may have heard of our recent group name change, from Barclays Africa Group Limited to Absa Group Limited. With this change comes more opportunity to strengthen our commitment towards Tanzania and Africa at large. We have a unique opportunity in the market to build an African brand that all African’s can be proud of”.
For further information please contact:
Head, Marketing & Corporate Relations
Barclays Bank Tanzania
+255 22 228 2018
Absa Group Limited (previously Barclays Africa Group) is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups.
Absa Group offers an integrated set of products and services across personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management and insurance.
Absa Group has a presence in 12 countries in Africa, with approximately 42 000 employees.
The Group’s registered head office is in Johannesburg, South Africa, and it owns majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa (Absa Bank), Tanzania (Barclays Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia. The Group also has representative offices in Namibia and Nigeria, as well as insurance operations in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.
For further information about Absa Group Limited, please visit www.absa.africa
Barclays Bank Tanzania has been operating in Tanzania for the past 10 years and currently boasts a network of 15 branches, 56 ATMs strategically located countrywide.
Barclays Bank Tanzania first opened its doors in Tanzania in 1925 and continued to operate in the country until 1967 when its Tanzania operations were nationalized to become National Bank of Commerce. With the liberalization of the economy in 1990s, Barclays Bank Plc made a decision to re-enter the Tanzania market and re-opened its doors in the year 2000. Barclays Bank Tanzania now has 15 branches, 57 ATMs strategically located countrywide, over 450 employees and over 47,000 customers.
Barclays Bank Tanzania is part of Absa Group Limited, which owns majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa (Absa Bank), Tanzania (Barclays Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia. Absa Group Limited also has representative offices in Namibia and Nigeria, as well as insurance operations in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.