Fidelity Bank Supports Education Centre
Fidelity Bank Plc, in its bid to strengthen educational development and enhance the health and well-being of students through physical recreational activities, has donated sporting facilities to the Special (Deaf & Dumb) Education Secondary School in Calabar, Cross Rivers State.
The bank under the auspices of the ‘Fidelity Helping Hands Programme’ (FHHP), its multi-purpose vehicle for corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme also donated stationeries and writing materials to the students as part of continuous efforts to improve the standard of education in the country.
According to a statement, the project was initiated by staff members in Calabar whose personal contributions was supported by the bank, is in fulfillment of the objectives of the CSR philosophy which rests on a tripod: environment, education and health.
Commending staff members in Calabar for their personal contribution and sacrifice, Fidelity Bank CEO, Nnamdi Okonkwo, noted that the decision to embark on the project was borne out of a deep-seated realization that education remains critical to driving socio-economic development in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country.
He pointed out that the absence of modern educational resources in schools disrupts the learning process which consequently undermines the mental development of students.
According to him, the “bank is making conscious efforts to empower the youths because Fidelity Bank believes that the future belongs to them.”
Wife of the Governor of Cross River State, Mrs. Linda Ayade, who was the special guest of honour at the event, thanked the bank for its kind gesture.
She also commended the Fidelity staff who contributed their personal funds for the project. The Cross Rivers State First Lady expressed confidence that the facilities will encourage students in the School in their mental development and help in raising a new generation of Nigeria youths and called on other corporate organisations to emulate Fidelity Bank and give back to the society.