Union Bank of Nigeria Plc and the Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) are empowering female students.
The deal is in line with the bank’s commitment to empower the girl child. Both institutions will be organising the LEAD Camp- a week-long programme designed to identify, convene and coach exceptional female students from across the country.
Speaking at a briefing in Lagos, JAN Executive Director, Simisola Nwogugu, said 50 female students would benefit from this year’s programme. She said students would be camped and mentored. Fifty girls were expected to be hosted at the camp from yesterday to July 13. Nwogugu emphasised the impact created by LEAD Camp and thanked Union Bank for its support.
“The LEAD Camp’s effect on the participants is phenomenal. The girls arrive on Sunday unsure of what to expect but leave the following Saturday as confident young women ready to change the world. We now have several LEAD Camp alumni doing amazing things from running businesses to running non-profit organisations to make the world a better place.
‘’On behalf of our stakeholders and Board of Directors, we wish to extend our sincere gratitude to Union Bank for continuing to partner with us to make this life- changing impact on our outstanding girls,” she said.
Also, the bank’s Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing, Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaidem said: “Our partnership with Junior Achievement Nigeria, through our sponsorship of LEAD camp, aligns with our talent development efforts – one of our three Corporate Social Responsibility pillars at Union Bank.
Union Bank is dedicated to enabling the success of Nigerians and impacting its host communities through initiatives like this.
JAN is part of Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAWW), the world’s largest non-profit economic education organisation with a 120- country network dedicated to preparing young people for a successful future.
Since inception in 1999, JAN has reached over 900,000 students in over 20,000 classrooms in 30 locations across the country through over 2,000 volunteers.