Access Bank Polo Day 2019
With its continued longstanding support of UNICEF, Access Bank Group, along with Fifth Chukker, The Access Bank UK and Access Private Bank, hosted the Access Bank Polo Day 2019 at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor on Saturday 13 July 2019.
The Polo Day is an annual event, which brings everyone together to help raise funds to support education projects in northern Nigeria in particular in conjunction with UNICEF. This year the event was attended by over 1,000 esteemed guests, and during the day over $2m was pledged towards the building and fully equipping of 120 new classrooms over the next 3 years as part of children’s education in Northern Nigeria.
The Access Bank Cup is the culmination of the Fifth Chukker Access Bank/UNICEF Charity Shield Polo Tournament.The day was filled with two exciting polo matches between Fifth Chukker, Kangimi Resorts, Shoreline and Malcomines.
The event was a huge success and its sponsorship provides a platform for supporting orphaned and vulnerable children in Nigeria.
The Lord Mayor’s Appeal – City Giving Day 2019
The Access Bank UK Limited was proud to support the Lord Mayor’s Appeal through the City Giving Day initiative which forms part of The Access Bank UK’s Corporate Social Responsibility activities, which is an area of key importance for the Bank.
The Head of Commercial Banking at The Access Bank UK, Johnson Ememandu, joined other participants at the City Giving Day 2019 Countdown Breakfast, on Tuesday 3 September 2019 held at The Mansion House. Everyone came together to hear from the Lord Mayor’s Appeal team to cover their plans for City Giving Day.
The Lord Mayor’s Appeal aims to support three charity partners: Place2Be, OnSide Youth Zones and Samaritans. With the Lord Mayor’s Appeal it will enable Place2Be to deliver a transformational mental health programme in 180 schools in London. It will enable OnSide Youth Zones to build five new state- of-the-art Youth Zones in areas of high deprivation in London and will carry on enabling Samaritans to develop a revolutionary online wellbeing programme for employees in London and beyond.
The Lord Mayor’s Appeal aims to have a transformational impact on people’s lives by bringing together businesses, neighbouring communities, employees and charities to find solutions to some of London’s most pressing societal issues.
Retail Banking – Project L.E.A.D
In 2019, the Retail Banking Division of Access Bank Plc embarked on Project L.E.A.D (Leadership, Enterprise and Academic Development) in partnership with Project REVAMP Africa. The project’s aims were to promote leadership and moral skills in children and equip them with the necessary skills to thrive and achieve academic excellence. Project L.E.A.D had a dual focus, with the Group contributing towards the total wellbeing of the children, by instilling in them the requisite knowledge and upgrading the facilities within the schools.
In addition, Project L.E.A.D adopted public secondary schools across five geo-political zones (South-West, South-East, South-South, North -East, North-Central) in the country and provided the students with knowledge on values, morality, time management, goal setting and financial literacy. The project has had an impact on over 9,450 students and the school libraries were upgraded with new books.
Information Technology – The Science Set Initiative
In 2019, the Information Technology Group of Access Bank Plc embarked on “The Science Set Initiative”. This aimed to provide a solution to the challenges of poor science laboratories in seven selected government secondary schools across Lagos. The initiative exposed the students to practical science, using the science set that was later donated to the schools. In addition, the project has improved access to quality educational facilities with over 200 public school students benefitting from it.
Corporate Operations – Adopt a School Initiative
In 2019, the Corporate Operations Group of Access Bank Plc adopted Ogudu Nursery and Primary School, Ogudu, Lagos. The project focused on the provision of a conducive learning environment for the students, of both the nursery and school. The school classrooms, roof structure and windows were renovated. In addition, the Group equipped the classrooms with furniture and fittings, ceiling fans, boards and floor tiles. The renovation of the school classrooms has contributed to the infrastructural development of the school which hosts over 210 pupils.