Stanbic IBTC sustains literacy programme
As part of its corporate social investment campaign for 2016, management and staff of Stanbic IBTC has increased its contribution in the financial inclusion project of the government as it devoted a day to mentor students of Lagos Progressive Schools, Surulere, on career choices and leadership.
The mentorship class provided an opportunity for the students to have a one-on-one interaction with the staff members in a lively and stimulating class session.
The sessions, which examined five steps to helping a child develop leadership skills, were practical and engaging to gain and retain the students’ attention as well as ensure their full participation.
The Head, Marketing and Communications, Stanbic IBTC, Mrs. Nkiru Olumide-Ojo, who led the staff to the school, said the bank’s staff volunteerism CSI activities are meant to create shared value with communities where Stanbic IBTC operates.
She said the mentorship initiative was in recognition of the need to instill the right values and skills in school children, as leaders of tomorrow, during their formative years.
“As leaders in our various spheres of operation within the Stanbic IBTC family, we understand that leadership qualities are best imbibed and nurtured early.
“As our future leaders, we know it is essential that these children understand these qualities early enough and start to make them a part of their everyday lives. Our desire is to equip them with these skills that will help them aspire for greatness and make smarter career choices,” she added
Some of the leadership lessons taught included the ability to be focused, the power of positive attitude and discipline, problem solving skills, resilience, ability to overcome challenges and the need to constantly strive for improvement.