As part of the KZN Maskathon initiative, FNB and RMB are facilitating the donation of masks to 80,000 families from vulnerable communities of the province.
FNB has continued to partner with a non-profit organisation, The Unlimited Child, to distribute family mask packs via its validated network of early childhood development centres which include 1,200 creches in KwaZulu-Natal.
FNB KZN provincial head Asheen Magjee says the bank has kicked off the project (cumulatively worth R5m) by donating the first 10,000 family packs of masks already.
“We know that not everyone has access to masks, which are vital as government lifts lockdown restrictions and people go back to work and pupils go back to school. We have tried to find a way to channel support for this by partnering with clients and a local agency with reach.
“In this way we can help companies protect their workforce, support their customers who are producing locally, and most importantly, support children attending the early childhood centres, as well as their families.”