Skye Bank employees renovate schools

Employees of Skye Bank Plc say they are committed to improving learning and teaching in the nation’s public schools.

The pledge came as they embarked on school projects in no fewer than 39 of the bank’s host communities across the country this year.

They made this known in a statement on Thursday.

According to the statement by the bank’s Head, Corporate Communications Mr. Rasheed Bolarinwa, the gesture is part of the workers’ contributions to lifting humanity to loftier heights in line with the United Nations Educational and Scientific Organisation’s policy on World Literacy day.

Bolarinwa noted that the objective was to impact on pupils’ reading culture as well as the nation’s productivity and development.

The initiative targeted at supporting schools with resources, he added, would help in solving the nation’s educational challenges.

According to Bolarinwa, the initiative has resulted in the adoption and rehabilitation of several schools, including a section of the State High School, Ogba, Lagos, with facilities for Autistic, Down syndrome, and hearing-impaired pupils.

Others are the Air force Primary School, Victoria Island, Lagos; Government Secondary School, Hwak, Kuru, Plateau State; Junior Secondary Peyi, Abuja and the African Church Comprehensive High School, Alagbaka, Akure, Ondo State, where they presented computers, exercise books and text books.

The statement added, “Other projects covered by the intervention of Skye Bank employees include the provision and renovation of school buildings and sick bays, beautification of schools, provision of materials, such as projectors, visual aids and the provision of water supply or boreholes to schools.

“The projects also cover the provision of writing boards, duster, sporting facilities like table tennies board, donation of branded exercise books, provision of bookshelves and mini libraries.

“As of October 14, 2014, 29 teams have submitted their proposals for approval and commenced their Corporate Social Responsibility projects while nine teams of this number have presented their projects to the schools. This project is ongoing and should be completed by October 31.”

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