Fidelity Bank Plc, under the auspices of the Fidelity Helping Hands Program (FHHP), has donated stationeries, sporting facilities and writing materials to the students of the Special (Deaf & Dumb) Education Secondary School in Calabar, Cross Rivers State.
Fidelity Helping Hands Program (FHHP), is the multi-purpose vehicle of the Bank’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program.
The project which was initiated by staff of the branch in Calabar, whose personal contributions was supported by the bank, is in fulfillment of the objectives of the Bank’s CSR philosophy which rests on a tripod: Environment, Education and Health.
Commending the staff for their personal contribution and sacrifice, Fidelity Bank CEO, Nnamdi Okonkwo, noted that the decision to embark on the project was borne out of a deep-seated realization that education remains critical to driving socio-economic development in Nigeria.
He pointed out that the absence of modern educational resources in schools disrupts the learning process and undermines the mental development of students.
According to him, the “Bank is making conscious efforts to empower the youths because Fidelity Bank believes that the future belongs to them”.
Wife of the Governor of Cross River State, Mrs. Linda Ayade who was Special Guest of Honor thanked the Bank for its kind gesture and commended the Fidelity staff that contributed their personal funds for the project.
She expressed confidence that the facilities will encourage students in the school in their mental development and help a new generation of Nigeria youths, adding that other corporate organizations should emulate Fidelity Bank and give back to the society.
She pledged to support the Bank in its efforts to empower the youths, and the less privileged in the society.
“My non-profit, non-governmental organization, Mediatrix Development Foundation focuses on supporting the vulnerable in the society. We will be glad to partner with Fidelity Bank to provide a more robust support for this class of people in our society” she said.