Bank Workers Donate Educational Materials to IDPs

Staff members of Fidelity Bank Plc, in the Maiduguri
branch of the outfit recently put smiles on the faces
of children at the Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDP)
camps across Borno State.
The workers under the aegis of Fidelity Helping
Hands Programme (FHHP), the multi-purpose
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) vehicle of the
bank, contributed funds from their salaries to buy
educational supplies, including branded school bags,
books and writing materials, which they donated to
the children.
The project tagged “Back to School,” was designed
to improve the lives of the victims of Boko Haram
insurgency in the North East region, who are
presently taking refuge at the IDP camps.
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity
Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo, said the benefactors
identified education out of the many needs of
children in IDP camps due to strong correlation
between education and socio-economic
Stressing the role of education in human
advancement, the bank chief, who was represented
by the Executive Director, North, Mohammed
Balarabe, informed that an uneducated populace was
a veritable breeding ground for extremism and
terrorism, while “A literate populace, on the other
hand is the bedrock of national development,” he
“We do not want to alienate ourselves from the
community where we operate. We maintain high
standards of integrity in our relations with state
governments as well as host communities. That is
why staff of the bank can pull resources together to
embark on such a humane project.