Still in the spirit of the 2018 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Week (CR&S), themed, ‘Touching Lives; You First’, employees of First Bank of Nigeria Limited recently shared moments with physically challenged children in Lagos and also presented numerous foodstuffs and toiletries to them. The CSR activity taking place all over Nigeria and other Africa countries where First Bank is located through its subsidiary; FBNBank had staff visit orphanages; homes for the physically challenged, and other institutions that require support across the country.
They visited Pacelli School for the Blind and Partially Sighted Children, and the Down Syndrome Foundation of Nigeria in Surulere, Lagos respectively to interact with the pupils and also presented food, health and sanitary items contributed by the staff of the bank to them.
Similarly, the Bank presented foodstuff and other materials to orphanage babies home at Anua in Uyo and Generate of Handmaid of Holy Child of Jesus motherless home Ifuho Ikot Ekpene local government area of Akwa Ibom, with a view to giving the children a sense of belonging.
In Abuja, it was the same story as Al Ansar Orphanage Home and Abuja School for the Handicap, both in the Kuje Area Council of the FCT, Abuja, also received essential materials.
Expressing appreciation on behalf of management and pupils of Pacelli School for the Blind and Partially Sighted Children, the Headmistress, Sister Jane Onyeneri, thanked FirstBank for the kind gesture and the timely gifts.
She added that the school founded on June 16, 1962 and owned by the Catholic Arch-Diocese of Lagos, accommodates 140 pupils, adding that it is a non-denominational institution.
Speaking on behalf of the FirstBank team, the Group Executive, Retail Banking, Lagos and West, Tunde Owolabi was so touched that he went ahead to make a personal donation to the school, while appealing to other well-meaning Nigerians to render assistance to the needy, promising to send representatives and more gifts at the school’s annual graduation.