[ad id=”187″]To underline how its culture of innovation and creativity canimpact the future generation, Heritage Bank , two weeks ago, organized a first-of-its-kind week long activity to celebrate with the kids. The event which ended with a big get- together on Children’s day, gave participating kids lots of fun, gifts and unique experience s like role playing in Banking Halls.
The Heritage Bank Children’s Day Program was designed not only to celebrate the children but, to expose them to financial education and fire their aspiration to imbibe the culture of creating, managing and preserving wealth from childhood. Several activities such as Treasure Hunts, Handling of various banking roles and a special kids Carnival were organized at the famous Dream World Carnival in Lekki, Lagos. The program took place between Thursday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 27.
While speaking at one of the Treasure Hunt events that took place at The Riverbank School, Victoria Island, Lagos, Head Customer Engagement Heritage Bank, Kika Akpenyi, said the week -long activity was organised to help develop the children’s knowledge and interest in banking and other financial matters. Nora Tuoyo, a teacher of Riverbank School lauded the Bank’s initiative as capable of enlightening the children on sound money management principles. The top three winners from the school were all filled with excitement as they revealed that the event has taught them to be financially smart.
During the ‘My Day as a Banker’ segment of the program, students drawn from various schools in Lagos were invited to the bank’s head office in Victoria Island, where they were placed in various departments and given different roles to play for the day in the banking hall. These roles bordered on day-to-day banking operations.
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The Heritage Bank Financial Literacy Brand Ambassador, Miss Zuriel Oduwole who was also very active during the campaign, disclosed that she was thrilled to be part of the celebrations. In her remarks to the children, she encouraged them to develop the habit of saving. Most of the students present revealed that their perception of banking had been changed through the program. Manager at Heritage Bank’s Ikoyi branch, Kufre Tide, explained that the event was aimed at engaging the children with information about banking, investment and other financial operations as a strategy of creating future generation of inspired, enlightened and committed wealth creators and managers for the country.