As part of activities marking the 2016 Children’s Day celebration, Unity Bank has donated instructional materials to Okun Ajah Community Senior High School in a bid to support facility upgrade in the school.
The school located on the shoreline of Eti-Osa L.G.A of Lagos State. According to a statement, the intervention was in line with Unity Bank’s CSR philosophy of advancing the interests of communities, particularly those at the bottom of the pyramid.
The items donated included internet facility for the Schools ICT centre, multi-functional photocopying machine to enhance the efficiency of the School’s administration as well as sets of books for the school library.
The three areas of intervention, the statement added, were carefully selected not only to create direct impact on students of the school but also, those children that would be enrolled into the school in future. The initiative, according to the bank was also aimed at equipping the public school, such that, the poor and financially challenged in our communities are able to access quality but affordable education.
An Executive Director, Dahiru Chadi, who presented the items on behalf of Unity Bank Plc, said the gesture was in response to the call by the government on corporate organisations to contribute to the development of institutions as part of their corporate social responsibility.
“This presentation is to celebrate the Children’s Day and give value to educational development in our communities”, he said.
The three areas of intervention selected, according to Unity Bank, are to ensure that more students from all classes are able to access the critical materials they need to upscale their performance. Over 400 books on different subjects were part of the items donated.
“With these facilities, the school can boast of being on equal footing with other top grade secondary schools in the state”, an overwhelmed Principal of Okun Ajah High Community School, Mrs. Deborah Onaeko has said.
The statement from the Bank also added, “Our future is intertwined with the collective future of our customers. We do not believe that we can succeed if you do not. Hence, we reinforce our mantra of “succeeding together…”.
Unity Bank Plc has core objective to support the growth of agriculture, SMEs and rural economy; sectors that will build the markets in which we operate. The business strategy is thus anchored on providing practical solutions to saving, investment, payment needs of our customers, borrowing and also, above all, driving financial inclusion”.