By Dayo Adesulu
As a way of Access Bankâ€™s fulfilment of one of its social responsibilities to its community and with clearly developed strategy for facilitating societal development and well being, recently donated a refurbished block of class rooms to the pupils and staff of Herbert Macaulay Girls Senior High School, Yaba.
The initiative which is designed to create an encouraging learning environment for students in the school is also an expression of the Bankâ€™s resolve to facilitating socio-economic and educational development of its immediate area of operation.
Speaking at the school presentation ceremony, Mr. Segun Ogbonnewo, Group Head, General Manager, Central Processing Group Access Bank Plc, said the gesture was consistent with the Bankâ€™s Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy and is inline with the â€œSchool Adoption Campaignâ€ of the Access Bank Central Processing Group motivated by the Bankâ€™s Employee Volunteering Initiative.
According to him, â€œWe have undertaken to improve the standard of education at Herbert Macaulay Girls Senior High School through this extensive infrastructural upgrade.â€ He added that our contribution to the intellectual development of students will not be limited to physical infrastructure but will be extended to personal development through mentoring programmes, educational seminars and talk shows for the students of the school.â€
Another source within the Bank revealed that this initiative is the first phase of the intervention programme which will involve the adoption, refurbishment and presentation of more blocks of classrooms by the Bank within the shortest possible period.
He added that the Access Bank Employee Volunteering Initiative has provided a platform for employees to make meaningful contribution to the society by creating an enabling environment for a vibrant educational system which will aid the development of children who are the future leaders of the nation.
This intervention at the Herbert Macaulay Girls Senior High School is aimed at promoting girl-child education and address the issue of gender inequality in our society.