Johannesburg (People’s Daily) — On August 13, a Bank of China Johannesburg branch donated 40,000 Rand to Hong Ning Chinese Aged Home in South Africa. The donation ceremony was held at the Bank of China's Johannesburg branch.
Hong Ning Chinese Aged Home in South Africa is the only Chinese elderly nursing charity in South Africa. With the outbreak of COVID-19 in South Africa, there were several elderly people and staff members in Hong Ning Chinese Aged Home that got infected with COVID-19, and urgently needed the assistance of prevention materials. At the same time, due to the isolation of the COVID-19 situation, inconvenient social donation activities and shortage of operating funds, the supply of living materials in the Hong Ning Chinese Aged Home is also affected.
After learning about this, BOC Johannesburg branch was particularly concerned. In order to fulfill its social responsibility, the Bank of China actively provided this donation to assist the nursing home to purchase personal protective equipment and living materials, and to offer a love for the elderly to weather the epidemic.
At the donation ceremony, Chairman Erwin Pon, on behalf of Hong Ning Chinese Aged Home, expressed gratitude for the kindness of Bank of China's Johannesburg branch, and hoped that all of us could safely spend the winter of the epidemic and look forward to the warm spring blossoming as soon as possible.
Senior Executive Vice President Desheng Gao, said that respecting the old and caring for the young is a traditional virtue of the Chinese nation, "rooted in and serving the community" is the development philosophy of the Bank of China.