Fidelity Bank raises CSR support
Fidelity Bank Plc has donated sporting facilities to the Special (Deaf & Dumb) Education Secondary School in Calabar, Cross Rivers State. The move was in its bid to strengthen educational development and enhance the health and wellbeing of students through physical recreational activities.
The Bank under the auspices of the Fidelity Helping Hands Programme (FHHP), the multi-purpose vehicle of the bank’s 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.
The project was initiated by staff members in Calabar, whose personal contributions was supported by the bank, in fulfillment of the bank’s CSR philosophy targeted at Environment, Education and Health.
Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Nnamdi Okonkwo, noted that the decision to embark on the project was borne out of a deep-seated realisation that education remains critical to driving socio-economic development in Nigeria.
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, thanked the bank for the gesture and commended the workers 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.
“My non-profit, non-governmental organization, Mediatrix Development Foundation focuses on supporting the vulnerable in the society. We will be glad to partner with Fidelity Bank to provide a more robust support for this class of people in our society” she said.
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