Fidelity Bank’s FHHP extends CSR project to school

By Lucky Orioha   |   30 November 2015   |   3:41 am  

Fidelity-Bank-Plc-Lagos-Head-OfficeFidelity Bank Plc has equipped the Information Communications Technology (ICT) Centre of Government Secondary School, Mabushi, Abuja, as part of its long-standing commitment to support communities where it does business.

The project, done under the Fidelity Helping Hands Programme (FHHP), one of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) vehicles, its staffers of Abuja 1 Bank financed the purchase of 10 brand new computers and provided 10 years unlimited Internet access to the school.

According to the lender, the provision of reliable broadband Internet access is the foundation required to convey personalised, digital learning to every child in the country.

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo, said the gesture is strategically aimed at building the capacity of students, particularly on the use of modern ICT tools.

According to him, the renovation of the ICT centre is in fulfillment of the objectives of the Fidelity CSR practice, which rests on a tripod: The environment, education and health/social welfare.

He noted that Fidelity Bank strives to reinforce robust, healthy community relations by identifying with host communities in activities that are most relevant to them.

“We play a leading role by identifying and seeking viable solutions to the problems of the society like youth empowerment, especially those in our immediate operational environment”, Okonkwo who was represented by the Regional Bank Head, Abuja 1 Regional Bank, Hassan Imam, said.

He explained that the country and humanity will be a better place when every citizen, be it corporate or individual, plays his role effectively.

“We strongly believe in social advocacy. We also believe that we should not sit and wait for government to do it all alone. We have as a result, extended similar projects and initiatives to other states of the federation,” he said.



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