Going above and beyond the call of duty

In April, during the National Lockdown, Bank Windhoek's Customer Contact Centre Agents, Fillemon Mathias, and Celly Serogwe went beyond the call of duty to assist Jacobus Blaauw, a senior Bank Windhoek customer in his early 90s - a resident of Susanne Grau Heim old age home situated in Windhoek West.

Fond of working with modern gadgets, Blaauw, had technical difficulties while transacting on Bank Windhoek's Cellphone Banking platform. He called the Customer Contact Centre on numerous occasions to ask for assistance.

After several calls and attempts to assist Blaauw, Serogwe and Mathias decided to visit him.  “Because of our passion for assisting customers and providing excellent customer services, Serogwe and I decided to take the next step to visit Blaauw to assist him personally, as he urgently needed to pay for his medication at a pharmacy," said Mathias.

Mathias added that the reason why Blaauw could not visit the Branch is because of a hip injury he suffered two weeks prior, and was bedridden. “I always tell myself, imagine if that person was your father, what would you have done? We are all human beings and need to assist one another whenever possible, even if it is out of your control, try your best since you might find yourself in that situation," he said.

Bank Windhoek's Customer Contact Centre Manager, Deborah Henckert, said that she salutes her team member's pursuit of excellence. “Including the rest of the team, Mathias and Serogwe are two bright and high flyers in the Customer Contact Centre. It is people like them that make coming to work worthwhile and exciting. Well done to them," said Henckert.

Blaauw was over the moon and could not thank the two lifesavers enough. "I have been a loyal Bank Windhoek customer over the years. What the two young people did for me makes me appreciate my bank more. Thanks to them for making me feel special as a customer," said Blaauw with a thumbs up.  

Henckert concluded that before granting her team permission to visit Blaauw, she reminded them to take all COVID-19 social distancing measures and to wear their masks. For any banking related queries, Bank Windhoek's Customer Contact Centre is reachable at Tel: 061 299 1200.

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