Polaris Bank, in partnership with Evolve Charity, a non-profit organisation, has presented educational materials to more than 400 students in Ikeja and Surulere areas of Lagos State.
The bank said it is a critical pillar of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) framework, in another display of its commitment to supporting the ‘Girl-Child Education Project.’
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, and Gbaja Junior Girls High School and Gbaja Senior Girls High School, at their school premises in Surulere, recently.
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 on 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.”
Also, speaking at the presentation of the educational supplies, the managing director, Pacegate Limited, owners of Evolve Charity, Umesh Amarnani, acknowledged the essence of sustainable education intervention, noting that the select schools are now their responsibility by adoption.
Mrs. Omolara Awosan, the Principal at Opebi Junior Secondary School, expressed her delight at the good gesture saying: “I’m so excited, on top of the world. I think this is my third time since I became the principal of the school, that they have been here, giving our children school bags, uniforms, sandals, and some other writing materials. I’m so happy.”