Access Bank: Combining fun and learning for children

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Herbert Wigwe, Access Bank CEO hanging out with some kids

Herbert Wigwe, Access Bank CEO hanging out with some kids

True to nature, children are indeed curious beings. In their world, words such as What, Why, Where, When, How never cease to feature. They never get tired of exploring and wanting to know what lies beneath the surface. They are very impressionable beings, as such the society owes a responsibility in moulding and influencing these tendencies for their benefit and good.

A call of responsibility, which Access Bank is undertaking at this time through its Children’s Holiday Banking Programme, aimed at spicing up the fun of summer holiday by learning Banking from August 15-31, 2016 in Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja, Kano, Benin, Port Harcourt and Enugu.

The Holiday Banking Programmes gives children first hand experience of the Banking profession and knowledge of its operations. It is a very viable initiative that also promotes financial literacy among children runs is bound to inculcate in participants more than just a savings culture. It is an experiential exercise that has the potential of leaving a lasting impression in the minds of children at an early age – impressions that could help in shaping their future in terms of career choices.

With some entering banking halls for the first time in their lives. And, face to face with real life situations that they only hear about, they may begin to nurse dreams and ambitions about banking as a career and, indeed, other professions – at a tender age. They are likely going to be spurred into taking their studies seriously, if only to be like those they meet and closely understudy during the programme.

Invariably, a future Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank could be among the children as was the case of Bill Clinton who in 1962 visited the White House …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper