DB Results were proud to sponsor the Connecting Gharbu fundraising night, organised by the staff at one of their key banking customers.
DB Results sponsored a charity trivia night on Wednesday 26th October to raise funds for the Connecting Gharbu Project.
The event was organised by staff at one of our key banking customers in support of a fellow colleague’s quest to improve education opportunities for the next generation in his home community in South Sudan.
Gharbu Island is painfully isolated from the mainland. There is no way for the people of Gharbu to easily travel across the river which separates them from Juba, South Sudan's capital. The river is wide and is home to many dangers such as snakes, crocodiles, strong currents and the unpredictable weather. This has wide reaching impacts, including making it near impossible for Gharbu's children to regularly attend school.
Funds raised will contribute to the purchase of a locally built, motorised boat, to allow the village of Gharbu to safely get their people to the mainland. Importantly this will help children to get to school and connect the island village to the rest of their region.
This project struck a chord with our staff working on-site with our customer as it aligned to our purpose, which is to support our customers through the work that we do to:
- improve the people’s personal health and well-being
- create a sustainable environment
- provide greater lifestyle experiences and choices
- reduce the number of people living in poverty
The trivia night raised in excess of $8500 and has brought the project much closer to becoming a reality for the people of Gharbu.