‘We Care’ Programme

Taking a cue from our Bank-wide drive to give back to our surrounding communities through good corporate citizenship, our employees in the Corporate Counsel Group/Company Secretariat decided in 2015 to add value to the students of Pacelli School for the Blind and Partially Sighted Children.
The approach was simple, “we approached the administrators of the Pacelli School in a bid to understand the present needs of the school” said an employee volunteer in the Bank’s Corporate Counsel Group. He continued, “…thus, we were able to determine how best to be of assistance”. The school is a non-governmental and non-fee paying institution under the proprietorship of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos. Pacelli was founded in June 1962 following an approval granted by the Nigerian government for the establishment of a special school for the education of the visually challenged. The school accommodates about 130 students drawn from across the nation.
As computer skills are becoming a fundamental part of education”, the volunteer stated, “we found that it would make a lot of sense if a some laptops are provided to complement other electronic learning tools and accessories which the school already possesses” such as: screen readers, text-to-speech software, and scanners. As a result, the Bank’s employee volunteers in the Corporate Counsel Group/Company Secretariat provided the following items to the school:
  • Two (2) Laptop computers,
  • One (1) Internet Modem, and
  • Six month Internet subscription to afford students the opportunity to interact with the global community and also source for information which may not be readily available around them.