As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) as well as its commitment to educational development, Keystone Bank Limited recently responded to an appeal by a 12-year-old emerging Nigerian ICT whiz-kid, Oluwatomisin Jasmin Ogunnubi, to boost her educational pursuit.
A statement from the bank explained that Tomisin, a student of Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls in Lagos, was recently accepted by Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, to attend the Young Global Scholars summer programme organised for outstanding high school students.
She was the young girl who not only developed an app for tracking kids but has won numerous awards in Canada, US and UK. She was in Oxford in 2017.
Determined not to be left out of the Yale Young Global Scholars programme, Tomisin had in April 2018 written to the lender to partner with her in her quest and theresponse, Keystone Bank supported her with the sum of $4000 to attend the programme slated for July.
Commenting on the development, the Group Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Keystone Bank Limited, Mr. Obeahon Ohiwerei, represented by the Chief Risk Officer, Tijjani Aliyu said: â€œAt Keystone Bank, our commitment to exceptional services extends beyond providing banking services.
â€œIt includes giving back to the communities in which we operate to make a lasting difference through our main pillars: health, education, women and youth empowerment and employee volunteer scheme.
â€œAs a financial institution, we make conscious efforts to empower the youths as it is our belief that they hold the future.â€