Sterling Bank initiates education agenda

Ahead of the financial literacy week observed annually under the Global Money Week, Sterling Bank Plc has initiated the “One Sterling Education!” initiative to further consolidate its strategic focus on education.

It is the bank’s commitment to youth empowerment and development in line with the financial literacy policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the bank’s group head, strategy & communications, Mr. Shina Atilola, said
Through the initiative, the bank said it is adopting select schools and deploying teams comprising of staff trained under its Sterling Volunteers Program (SVP) to educate and enlighten the children specifically on financial literacy, during the week.

The bank also sponsored the 2014 edition of the “We are The Future of our Nation” (WATFON) programme, an initiative of Edumark Consult with more than 3,500 final year students from various secondary schools attending the annual event.
The WATFON programme, billed to hold in Lagos povides young Nigerians with the opportunity to meet and interact with accomplished professionals as well as national leaders, who have excelled in their chosen endeavours in the society.

Atilola said that the sponsorship of WATFON is based on the need to invest in the collective future and enable society, particularly the children in accordance with the bank’s corporate social responsibility focus and objectives.
According to him, meeting with accomplished Nigerians, who have excelled in various fields and have thus become role models, will further inspire the children to greatness.

The bank, he said had demonstrated its commitment to the younger generation through initiatives such as the “Raise A Child”, a fund-raising initiatives for child-related causes and its partnership with Audax on Computer Science Education Week’s (CSEdWeek) Hour of Code – a free boot camp for kids and adults to spread awareness of the need for computer science education among the youth.

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