A total of 10 vulnerable Girls in junior secondary schools within Lagos State were recently beneficiaries of scholarship and school’ kits, courtesy of the First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Women.
The donation and support to the selected girls, according to a statement, was in line with the policy of FCMB to continually promote economic empowerment, poverty eradication and environmental sustainability through the education of the girl child within the society.
The bank in partnership with JAKIN, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), had identified had selected 10 girls from junior secondary schools within Lagos to help develop due to the stumbling blocks faced by girls within the society whose families prioritise the boy child education and sending the girls to learn a trade at early ages due to scarcity of resources.
Speaking during the presentation of scholarship certificates and school kits, the Divisional, Head Human Resources and Strategy of First City Monument Bank (FCMB); Felicia Obozuwa said “following proposals from JAKIN (NGO) on the group of identified underprivileged girls identified within the society, FCMB has selected girls raised by widows and orphans who would love to go to school but would rather stay at home or take vocational trainings to support their family due to lack of opportunities.”
The Divisional Head further stated that it is the mission of FCMB women to ensure that the girls are better equipped with the right tools and encouragement to be successful individuals in the future.
Also speaking at the event, the Executive Director Finance, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Yemisi Edun stated that partnership with JAKIN (NGO) in providing support to the less privileged within the society was line with the bank’s commitment to continually socio economic growth in the society.