Polaris Bank Limited in partnership with Evolve Charity, a non-profit organization, has presented educational materials to more than 400 students in Ikeja and Surulere areas of Lagos State.
The gesture, according to the bank is in another display of its commitment to supporting the ‘Girl-Child Education Project’, a critical pillar of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) framework
The donated materials which include; school uniforms, school bags, pens, sandals, and various books, were presented to the students of both Opebi Junior Secondary School, Opebi, Ikeja Lagos, on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, and Gbaja Junior Girls High School and Gbaja Senior Girls High School, at their school premises.
The initiatives of the three Schools were part of activities marking the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) International Day of the Girl (IDG).
The International Day of the Girl is observed annually on 11 October, as a global platform to advocate for the full spectrum of girls’ rights. In tune with this global resolve, Polaris Bank’s support for the ‘Girl-Child Education Project’, seeks to promote the empowerment of the girl-child through education.
Speaking at the presentation of the educational materials, at Opebi Ikeja, the Managing Director/CEO of Polaris Bank, Adekunle Sonola, spoke of the Bank’s commitment to quality education of the girl-child.
“At Polaris Bank, we are of the firm belief that every investment in education, especially on empowerment of the girl-child, leaves a lasting impact, not only on the child but on the society. This is why we partnered with Evolve Charity to launch the Support for the Girl Child Education Project.”
He reaffirmed the Bank’s confidence in education, saying, “We believe in education as an organization, and more importantly, we believe in identifying with the pupils in these schools. We have done this over the past few years, and it is something we’re committed to doing, and will continue to do”.