The Power to Make a Difference Overview

The programme was developed by Republic Bank Ltd. (RBL) and adopted by its subsidiaries.

RBL believes that is their duty to add value to the society from a social as well as from a commercial perspective.  They are committed to enriching the lives of their customers through the banking and commercial relationships that they enjoy with them.

They believe that they have an important role in ensuring that each generation is left better off than the last; they believe that as strong, stable and responsible financial group and as individuals belonging to this group they must work towards improving the quality of life of those around them.  They believe that they are their brothers' keeper and in so doing must contribute their time, energy intellect and financial resources to improving conditions in every market in which they operate business.  The Republic Bank Power to Make a Difference Programme has its genesis in the premise that they are their bothers' keeper and that they must hold his hand and help him along.

The Power to make a Difference Programme is an overarching social investment programme run by RBL and all of its overseas subsidiaries which are built on knowledge that they have the power to care, the power to help and the power to help others to succeed as they succeed.

The programme generally seeks to enhance the quality of life of disadvantaged persons and groups in the society, in keeping with the corporate focus and theme.

  1. Enhance the quality of life of disadvantaged persons in society;
  2. Provide opportunities for young people to realize their true potential through proprietary programmes in sport, education and the arts,
  3. Build community spirit and togetherness
  4. Help to right some of its ills of society and help young people at risk to seek positive, enriched lives.
  1. Living fruitful and productive lives – the Differently-Able
  2. The Power to Make a Difference Programme will focus on the differently challenged citizens over the five year periods 2009 to 2013.
  1. Primary; Youth Development through education, sport and arts
  2. Secondary; Poverty Alleviation and Health
  1. Educational or literacy programmes for young persons
  2. Sporting programmes for young persons
  3. Cultural or other arts related programmes for young persons
  4. Programmes that seek to alleviate poverty through training
  5. Programmes that seek to enhance the quality of life for differently challenged persons
  6. Programmes that seek to sensitize the public and create understanding and acceptance of the challenges faced by differently challenged persons.
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