Ahead of the Financial Literacy Week observed annually under the Global Money Week, Sterling Bank Plc has unveiled its â€œOne Sterling Education!â€ initiative.
The initiative is also to consolidate the banks strategic focus on education and its commitment to youth empowerment and development in line with the Financial Literacy Policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Sterling Bank, through the initiative is adopting select schools and deploying teams comprising of staff trained under its Sterling Volunteers Program (SVP) to educate and enlighten the children specifically on financial literacy, during the week.
The bank is also sponsoring the 2014 edition of the â€œWe are The Future of our Nationâ€ (WATFON) programme, an initiative of Edumark Consult with more than 3,500 final year students from various secondary schools attending the annual event.
The WATFON programme scheduled to hold on March 25 in Lagos provides young Nigerians the opportunity to meet and interact with accomplished professionals as well as national leaders, who have excelled in their chosen endeavours in the society.
A statement quoted Sterling Bankâ€™s Group Head, Strategy and Communications, Mr. Shina Atilola, to have said the sponsorship of WATFON was based on the need to invest in â€œour collective future and enable society, particularly the children in accordance with the bankâ€™s Corporate Social Responsibility focus or objectives.â€
According to Atilola, the provision of a platform for children to meet with accomplished Nigerians that are role models would further inspire the children to greatness.