13 Jun 2014 14:00pm
WINDHOEK, 13 JUN (NAMPA) Standard Bank Namibia has called for nominations for its Namibia Women of Excellence initiative.
A media statement issued by Standard Bank Namibias Public Relations (PR) and Communications Manager, Surihe Gaomas-Guchu on Thursday said before the closing of nominations for the Standard Bank Namibia Women of Excellence initiative next Friday, the bank is encouraging the general public to make the last effort to nominate outstanding women from their respective communities for the 2014 Women of Excellence award.
There are so many women out there who are contributing to the upliftment of the poor and the needy in our communities and their unselfish commitment and dedication to the vulnerable, and contribution to poverty alleviation needs to be recognised. These can be women who without financial means or reward, voluntarily sacrifice their time and effort to reach out to those in need of their charity, Gaomas-Guchu said.
The bank in collaboration with the Miss Namibia Pageant is searching for excellent women at women-run charity organisations.
Standard Bank launched the fourth search for the Women of Excellence Award during the Miss Namibia crowning event last year. The winners will be announced during this years pageant on 02 August.
Nominees are placed in one of two categories, one for women who have contributed greatly to the less privileged and the second for a spirit of generosity and kindness.
Standard Bank supports the development, empowerment and recognition of women in all sectors of society. By sponsoring the Miss Namibia Pageant and the Namibian Women of Excellence project, Standard Bank Namibia is contributing towards raising awareness of the important role women play in our Namibian communities, she said.
Last year, Standard Bank rewarded Women of Excellence Michelle McLean of the Michelle McLean Childrens Trust and Patricia Sola of the Hope Initiative Project with a total of N.dollars 35 000 each. McLean was recognised for the funds she raises and invests in needy communities every year, while Sola was recognised for the amount of time she volunteers towards the Hope Initiative Project.
Entry forms can be collected at the Standard Bank head office in the Town Square Centre in Windhoek, or from all Standard Bank branches from the branch manager. The entry forms can also be downloaded from the Miss Namibia website. Nomination forms should be submitted by 20 June 2014. Judging of entries will be done as from 24 June 2014.