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Trust Bank Ltd gives desktop computers, accessories to NCAC

Sep 24, 2021, 11:28 AM | Article By: Yunus S. Saliu

Fulfilling part of its corporate social responsibility, Trust Bank Limited (TBL) on Thursday 23rd September, 2021 donated six desktop computers to the National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) to support the work of the research team of the Centre.

The presentation of the items took place at NCAC premises in Banjul and was witnessed by officials of both institutions.

Oreme Joiner, chairman Board of Directors at NCAC said it was gratifying that TBL responded to the Center’s request positively.

He added that the gesture was highly welcome and had come at the appropriate time.

Hassoum Ceesay, Director General of National Centre for Arts and Culture said the items would add value to their work particularly to conserve and preserve the cultural heritages; “at the research section and of course in the offices like the outstations – Juffureh, Wassu, Janjangbureh and so on.”

He added that they aim to equip their outstations, because they are all UNESCO World Heritage sites. Mr Ceesay noted that there are some minimum forms of administrative and professional standards that have to be maintained in those sites.

He further said that the items would help boost their efforts and work at the research section, museum and outstations. Hethanked TBL for adopting the stone circles as one of their symbols.

According to him, TBL’s support to the Centre “is very important in preserving our culture heritages as it brings confidence to our partners.” 

Sheik Trawally, Head of Sales at Trust Bank Limited said NCAC is responsible for fostering, developing and improving the knowledge, understanding and practice of “our arts and culture and their presentation, execution and exhibition.

Arts and culture, he said, is a key part of the country’s heritage that helps to know and celebrate diversity and also bring people closer. 

He disclosed that the arts and culture sector has grown beyond expressing social values and building cultural bridges but now become a fundamental component in educational and economic development.

 “Our partnership with NCAC is grounded on the strategic objective of creating opportunities for people who enjoy arts and culture to choose from a wide array of discipline in both the formal and informal settings in order to make a decent living for themselves,” he posited.

He acknowledged and applauded the incredible work NCAC is doing in the promotion of arts and culture.

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