Kathmandu, July 20
Standard Chartered Nepal has contributed USD 200,000 to UNICEF programmes in Nepal for the communities impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The donation is a part of Standard Chartered PLC’s US $5 million pledge to support emergency relief activities by Unicef that provide immediate protection and education of vulnerable children across 12 markets in Africa and South Asia, including Nepal, informs the bank in a statement.
“Funding across these markets will focus on activities such as the provision of remote education via TV, radio, online and mobile platforms and child protection measures, including alternative care arrangements and family tracing services for children separated from their families due to Covid-19, training of social workers to conduct home visits to vulnerable children for mental health support, and alternative care and protection services for children of parents or caregivers affected by Covid-19,” reads the statement.
Handing over the fund, Anirvan Ghosh Dastidar, the Standard Chartered Bank Nepal CEO, said, “By working together, we are able to support the delivery of rapid and effective emergency relief that aims to address some of the key challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic.”