Three RBC Royal Bank Trinidad and Tobago employees recently brought the hospitality and goodwill of this country to Bogani, Kenya.

Subash Mootoor, Melissa Libert-McKell and Winston Thorne spent the week of April 27 to May 6 volunteering on a sustainable development project and collecting water for the remote Maasai community in the East African nation.

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The three were selected for the tour as part of the bank’s Global Citizen Award (GCA), based on the charity and neighbourhood-building work they each do in their respective communities. A partnership between RBC and WE, the GCA sent 50 RBC employees from Canada, the US, Europe and the Caribbean to Kenya.

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