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Access Bank’s LEAD Project targets 30,000 schools across Nigeria

Herbert Wigwe

An initiative to be powered by Access Bank Plc under its corporate social responsibility tagged LEAD Project will be mentoring young Nigerians one-on-one in no less than 30,000 schools across the country.

The three-year project, driven by the Personal Banking Division of the lender, in the first phase, would be targeting about 10,000 students have been impacted positively and positioned for excellence in their academics, leadership skills and financial knowledge.

The bank’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Herbert Wigwe, while speaking on the scheme, said the financial institution places emphasies on the young generation that forms the bed rock of activities of both the organisation and the economy.

Represented by the Executive Director, Personal Bank, Victor Etuokwu, he said the country will witness another giant stride by the humans of Access Bankto leave an indelible impact on the lives of the future of our customer base, our bank and this great nation.

“This is very evident in our corporate philosophy and fully expressed in our passion for customers as a core value. We have taken this passion beyond the walls of the banking hall, expressed it with our deepening roots in sustainability and it is not surprising the amount of accolades we receive for our efforts at CSR and sustainability.

“The LEAD Project by the Personal Banking Division of Access Bank has chosen to foster development in areas of academic and moral excellence, financial literacy, reading culture and personal leadership amongst secondary school students across the nation.

“The LEAD Project by the Personal Banking Division of Access Bank has chosen to foster development in areas of academic and moral excellence, financial literacy, reading culture and personal leadership amongst secondary school students across the nation.

“This way we are taking tomorrow by developing areas that will in turn guarantee the bright future that we desire in every sphere of human endeavor.

“We are a people who are not just striving to be excellent professionals but a people also making efforts at nation building while sending a message to the world out there that it only takes one decision from us as humans to make the world a better place,” he said.

The banker noted that by this project, the lender had gone a step further to have projects by the various groups and sub-units within it and by this, have created an avenue where every individual is involved in a project and can be proud of its success and its resulting impact on both the society and the organisation as a whole.

“Given the dearth of mentoring and guidance amongst the youth today, we are keen on impacting the younger generation because we believe every young person deserves an opportunity to excel.

“To enable us to achieve this, we have carefully selected Project Revamp Africa as our technical partners. Project Revamp Africa is an initiative poised to revive educational values, maximise potentials and develop young leaders,” he added.



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