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Barclays treats students to Hunger Games

ABOUT 350 university and college students were last Friday night, courtesy of Barclays Bank Zambia, treated to a free exclusive screening of the newly released The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part 2 movie.
The students, majority of whom are Barclays Bank account holders, lined up outside Manda Hill Fresh View Cinemas around 18:00 hours ready to take their seats to watch the thrilling two-hour and 17 minute thriller.
As part of the free cinema treat, snacks and drinks were provided to the thrilled students before and after the show.
Speaking just before the movie was shown, Barclays Bank Zambia retail director Mwewa Besa said the movie treat was in line with the institution’s quest to interact and provide affordable services to its clients, especially students.
“As you enjoy Hunger Games, in our quest to promote a culture of saving and entrepreneurship among you the students, we have introduced a student account called ‘Ignition’ to help you start your life.
“With the Ignition account, which does not require a minimum balance, you will have access free internet, mobile banking and free short messaging services,” Besa said.
He said the bank, through its corporate social responsibility, has also introduced a programme aimed at equipping its student account holders with knowledge in entrepreneurship skills, curriculum vitae writing and general job interview etiquette to prepare them for the job market.
And in an interview after the movie, Denis Siantumbu, a third year veterinary student from the University of Zambia (UNZA) described the movie as “great” and commended Barclays Bank for the gesture.
“I did not really like the ending of the movie. It was too ‘soft’…away from the movie its commendable to note that Barclays Bank has introduced a student friendly account and is encouraging entrepreneurship among the youth…entrepreuship is the solution to high unemployment,” Malama Chabala, UNZA Environmental Health student said.

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