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First Community Bank Launches FCB Foundation

Date Published: Tuesday, 24 November 2015


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"FCB Bank Chairman Mr. Hassan Varvani (left) and the Chief Kadhi Sheikh Ahmed Muhdhar unveil the FCB Foundation logo, flanked from left to right by Board  Directors Sumayya Athman, Abdullatif Essajee, the bank's former  General Manager Omar Sheikh, Director Issa Jamma, Director Mohamed Mbaye and Director Abdulhamid Aboo."

First Community Bank officially launched the FCB Foundation on October 29th 2015 in Mombasa at the Aga Khan Diamond Jubilee Hall. The event was attended by the Board of Directors, members of the executive management and staff of both Kizingo and Digo Road branches. The guest of honour was the Chief Kadhi Sheikh Ahmed Muhdhar.

First Community Bank understands that doing business in an ethical manner entails having a continuous Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes that give back to society. FCB Foundation other than education, the FCB Foundation will foresee the implementation and successful execution of other corporate social responsibility programmes by the bank. Notably, the First Community Bank has donated milk shades in pastoralist communities in North Eastern Kenya, and in arid and semi-arid areas.

The FCB Foundation’s first recipients were Muslim Civic Education Trust, Muslim Education Welfare Association (MEWA) and Nasserpuria Memon Jamat, all of whom are involved in education intiatives for the less privileged. The organisations received KES 100,000 each for their causes.

“The Chief Kadhi Sheikh Ahmed Muhdhar presents a cheque of KES100, 000 to the Chairman of Muslim Education Welfare Association (MEWA)  Salim Galghan. Looking on from right to left, the FCB Chairman MR. Hassan Varvani, Board Directors Abdulhamid Aboo and Abdullatif Essajee and the bank’s former General Manager, Omar Sheikh”.