Gaborone, Botswana: This past week saw Barclays Bank of Botswana unveil its support for the Maitisong Festival, which is currently running from April 13th to 25th at the Maitisong Theatre at Maru a Pula School. This support comes in the form of the sponsorship of one of the theatre productions that will be on show during the festival, aptly titled Pula! Money Matters.

Pula! Money Matters is a play which aims to educate the nation on issues on financial literacy and money management. The play is currently running, from the 13th and 18th, and from the 22nd to the 25th of April, all at 1930hrs.

"The play is titled after our national currency, of course, but the title is also derived from the subject of the play which is teaching people about money matters. We are truly appreciative of our partnership with Barclays on the project, through which Batswana can be both entertained and taught about pertinent issues such as money matters," commented the Director of Maitisong, Mr Gao Lemmenyane.

The play will at a later stage be rolled out at various villages across Botswana, following the Barclays footprint, an aspect which Barclays are particularly excited about. Through this road show villages such as Molepolole, Kanye, Serowe, Palapye, Francistown, Kasane and Maun will get to enjoy the play at dates that will later be announced.

"Access to information on banking and finance remains a challenge in some parts of the country, and through orthodox and unorthodox avenues such as this play, information will be dispersed. It is a big deal for us as through such initiatives we continue to complement the work and the service we provide through our national network of 43 branches and 101 ATMs," said the Acting Head of Corporate Affairs for the Bank, Ms Grace Mosinyi.

The play is testament to Barclays Bank?s commitment to being the ?go to bank? on issues of finance and banking, by offering relevant and tailor-made financial solutions to the communities they serve. Pula Money Matters also speaks to one the Barclays values of Stewardship, through which Barclays aims to leave a positive legacy in the communities with which it interacts