First Bank has said it will mark its corporate social responsibility activities across seven countries in furtherance of its continued commitment to impacting the lives of individuals.
The bank revealed this ahead of the fifth edition of its corporate responsibility and sustainability week with the themed ‘Kindness: A way of life’.
The seven countries include Nigeria, United Kingdom, Ghana, DRC, Guinea, Sierra Lone, Senegal and Gambia.
Dr Adesola Adeduntan, the Chief Executive Officer, First Bank, said, “The CR&S Week is another opportunity to strengthen our commitment and extend our reach beyond the communities where we operate in Nigeria and across our subsidiaries.
"Over time, our goal has stayed the same, to create platforms through which our positive impact is felt. For us in the FirstBank Group, beyond saying that we care, we take a step further and show it.”
According to the statement, through the years of commemorating its annual CR&S Week, First Bank had impacted lives across its host communities in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and its SSA subsidiaries.
"These impacts comprised the partnership with Lagos State Government on the provision of a Primary Health Centre at Ijedodo Community, Lagos State; engagements with over 60 charities, orphanages, correctional centres, schools and Internally Displayed Persons Camps which resulted in touching the lives of over 20,000 underprivileged individuals, it stated. “
The statement further stated that the FirstBank CR&S Week would offer employees opportunities to give their time & resources to defined causes.
“Week’s activities is an aspect of the Bank’s Employee Giving & Volunteering Programme, which was instituted to encourage employees to give back to the community as well as inculcate in them the integral corporate culture of giving.
“There will be five main activities to be implemented during this year’s CR&S Week in Nigeria, FBNBank UK and across the SSA markets.
"These activities include SPARK APP, Kind Comments Day, visits to orphanage homes, SPARK School engagement, and women's economic empowerment. The major highlight of the Week will be the launch of the SPARK App.”
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