Banif Bank makes modest donation to Żejtun Scouts

Banif Bank has made a donation to the Żejtun Scout Group to go towards celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of its founding

16 March 2017, 11:09am
The donation was presented during a district rally in Żejtun, which brought together scout groups from the South District
The donation was presented during a district rally in Żejtun, which brought together scout groups from the South District
Banif Bank has made a donation to the Żejtun Scout Group to go towards celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of its founding, as part of the bank’s support to nurture and encourage personal growth among youngsters.

The donation was presented during a district rally in Żejtun, which brought together scout groups from the South District, one of the four districts which encompass all of Malta and Gozo’s scout groups.

The Żejtun Scout Group is one of the oldest in Malta, founded in 1917, and it has over 100 members. The group mentors boys and young men aged between five and 26. It also provides structure for those who want to give back to the community by becoming leaders themselves.

“Times have changed, but the values that the Scout Movement espouses have not. We try to help youngsters develop and grow, and we are thankful to have the support of Banif Bank in doing so,” Żejtun Scout Group leader Jesmond Ferriggi said.

This year the group will be living the World Organisation of the Scout Movement’s claim of “creating a better world” by donating proceeds from their centenary celebrations to the Richmond Foundation.

“Without leadership skills and the flair for initiative, young people can often find themselves lost in today’s modern world. We hope to instill these skills at a young age, so our members can grow to become good and strong individuals when they graduate to the adult world,” Ferriggi added.