First City Monument Banks’s female staff, have begun teaching children the importance of financial literacy, as part of their commitment to educating the younger generation, on the importance of savings. The women of the bank, through FCMB, have hosted pupils from different schools, under the them, ‘Kid Banking Excursion Programme’. In this programme the youngsters were shown the general dynamics of banking, financial literacy and how to begin cultivating the habit of saving, from an early age.
There was also an essay writing initiative titled, “Why I love Nigeria”, and this was all put together by the Bank for children of its employees and customers. At the end of the exercise, so many children participated, displaying amazing writing skills, creativity and passion for their home country. The bank also donated a 40KVA power generating set to Federal Government Girls College, Akure in Ondo State, which was a fulfilment of the promise made by them during the mentoring session, which was organised for students of the school in March 2016 on the financial literacy programme.
FCMB issued a statement saying, “A total of 1,000 underprivileged kids in primary schools in Lagos, Kano and Delta states had cause to rejoice during this year’s Children’s Day celebration as FCMB Women donated school bags filled with educational materials to each of the school children. The materials include notebooks, biros, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, crayons, among other things.
“Dictionaries were also distributed to help with language usage and grammar. The three schools that benefited from the gesture are, Alaba Primary School, Mushin in Lagos; Ugbolosko Primary School and Ijakpa Primary School, both in Warri Delta state as well as Zango Primary School, Kano State.”
During the presentation of the school bags and educational material to the pupils, FCMB’s Vice President of Human Resources and Strategy, Felicia Obozuwa spoke, reassuring the of the bank’s commitment to the educational development and welfare of children.