The indefinite closure of all educational institutions nationwide due to the COVID-19 crisis, is keeping children idle and has become a concern for parents, First Bank Nigeria has observed.
To this end, FirstBank is warmed by the fact that different organizations have risen to the various challenges and are supporting in areas such as health and welfare.
The Bank now feels the peculiar needs of children and youth must not be left out and have therefore elected to focus on contributing to solving the current education challenge which is her core CSR pillar and remains the bedrock of any society.
According to the CEO, FirstBank of Nigeria Limited, Dr Adesola Adeduntan, they are partnering with the Government; United Nations; innovative technology firms to provide e-learning solution with the Government approved curriculum for students.
“FirstBank will finance the roll out of e-learning solution accredited by all necessary authorities both online and offline with the offline version eliminating the challenge posed by data affordability. As an immediate first intervention, we have contributed towards the drive to enable 1 Million Children move to e-learning immediately.
“We call on well-meaning organisations and individuals to join us and collectively rise to address the challenges this current pandemic presents to our children and youth whose needs must not be lost in this pandemic and ask that if you wish to contribute please visit our crowd funding platform www.firstbanknigeria.com where you will see how you can be a part of this and select what intervention you wish to support.
“Unprecedented times require unprecedented measures and when we come together to solve for problems and challenges we collectively face we achieve great feats”, he said.