By Ambrose Gahene
Stanbic Bank Uganda (SBU) has flown off Tracy Arinda and Evelyne Mugisha, students of Mary Hill High School Mbarara from Western Uganda, for an educational all-expenses paid trip to South Africa. This is part of the top prize for emerging as the overall winners of the Stanbic Bank National Schools Championship 2017 competition. While seeing off the winners, Daniel Ogong, Head of Marketing at Stanbic Bank Uganda said, “One of our core initiatives as Stanbic Bank is investing in education, with a strong belief that the development of any country begins with the proper education of its young people.
Cathy Adengo, Head of Communications and CSI Stanbic Bank said; “Mary Hill High School managed to impress the judges and the audience with their ‘Co-operative Union Project Proposal’– Bank Simulation Project that scored 83 per cent. On top of an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa, part of the prize was a solar system for the school worth Shs 20 million.” The first runners up was the team of Kibuli SS from the Central region who walked away with an Apple iPad Air 2 each on top of winning a fully installed water system worth UGX10 million for the school. The second runners up was Sacred Heart Girls’ Secondary School from the Northern region, who won savings accounts worth Shs 1 million for each participant while the third runners up, Teso College Aloet Secondary School from the Eastern region, earned themselves a savings accounts worth shs 500,000 each.