Keystone Bank Limited in conjunction with the Silverbird Group recently hosted children at the Silverbird Galleria in Lagos State and in Abuja, FCT. The event which took place on children’s day was part of a series of activities Keystone Bank was involved in with a view to uplifting children, while highlighting their roles as the future of the society. The Bank had recently partnered with Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) to host about 500 primary school pupils.
Speaking on the development, the Acting Managing Director of Keystone Bank, Hafiz Bakare said, “The saying that children are the leaders of tomorrow may have become cliché for many, however the saying has never been more pertinent for us especially as we look to a better future for Nigeria. This is why in addition to the several financial literacy programmes which we run in primary and secondary schools across Nigeria, we also have the Keystone Bank Future Account® which is meant to give children an early start towards saving and financial discipline”.
Bakare also explained that one of the reasons for partnering with the Silverbird group for this event was the fact that beyond work and learning, children also need to express themselves through recreation and fun activities. “In order to balance our activities in giving children learning opportunities in financial education, we also realise that children need to have fun for a more balanced outlook”, he said.
Keystone Bank’s Future Account® comprises of the Kids Account for children from ages 0 to 10 years and the Teens Account for adolescents from 11 to 17 years of age. Accounts are operated by their parents or guardians on behalf of the children and can be taken over by the children once they become adults.