First City Monument Bank’s (FCMB) women staff have taken financial literary to children as part of its commitment to educating them on the importance of savings. The women, through FCMB across the country, hosted pupils from various schools, under the theme, ‘Kids Banking Excursion Programme”, where they were exposed to the general dynamics of banking, financial literacy and how to cultivate savings habit from an early age.
More so, an essay writing initiative, with the topic, “Why I Love Nigeria”, was organised by the Bank for children of its employees and customers. At the end of the exercise, so many kids participated and displayed great writing skills, creativity, and passion for the country going by the entries.
FCMB also went a step further by donating a 40KVA power generating set to Federal Government Girls College, Akure,Ondo state. This was in fulfilment of the pledge made by the Bank during the mentoring session it organised for the students in March this year under the financial literacy programme.
According to a statement from the bank, ” A total of 1,000 underprivileged kids in primary schools in Lagos, Kano and Delta states had cause to rejoice during this year’s Children’s Day celebration as FCMB Women donated school bags filled with educational materials to each of the school children. The materials include notebooks, biros, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, crayons, among others.
Dictionaries were also distributed to help with language usage and grammar. The three schools that benefited from the gesture are, Alaba Primary School, Mushin in Lagos; Ugbolokoso Primary School and Ijakpa Primary School, both in Warri Delta state as well as Zango Primary School, Kano state.”
Speaking during the presentation of the school bags and educational materials to the pupils, FCMB’s Vice President, Human Resources & Strategy, Felicia Obozuwa, restated the Bank’s commitment to the educational development and welfare of children.
“Beyond celebrating the Children’s Day, this gesture on the part of FCMB Women and indeed the Bank is aimed at inspiring our young ones to become great men and women. A school bag is quite symbolic.