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Skye Bank Employees Donate Books to Rivers’ School

Kayode Adelowokan, Lagos

As part of the activities to commemorate the 2013 ‘Global Literacy Day’, employees of Skye Bank Plc have donated books worth millions of naira to a public school school in Rivers State, Community Secondary School, Nkpolu.

booksThe bank employees partnered with a non-governmental organization, Chamagne Foundation, to champion the worthy initiative.

Speaking at the presentation of the books and the official launch of the Book Reading Club in the school in Port Harcourt at the weekend, the Olu Obasanjo Branch Manager of Skye Bank Plc, Mrs. Ania Umoh, said the initiative was a social responsibility scheme designed to promote the reading culture among students across the country.

According to her, the books comprised motivational books, literature and others that could expand the worldview and horizon of the students and make them better individuals since education breaks the cycle of poverty.

Umoh said continuous learning was one of the cardinal values of Skye Bank, noting that the bank would continue to help people acquire education through various programmes and schemes.

The Chief Executive Officer of Chamagne Foundation, Mrs. Abimbola Ojosipe, told students of the school to embrace reading as it remained the best way to acquire knowledge and know what is happening around them.

She explained that the partnership with Skye Bank was designed to encourage students to search for knowledge and broaden the horizon of young people across the federation.

The Principal of the school, Mr. Collins Amah, thanked Skye Bank and the foundation for choosing his school, promising that he would ensure that the students put the books to good use.

Amah expressed happiness for the launch of the book reading club in his school, noting that people who read are the ones who distinguish themselves.

Readings from Chinua Achebe’s ‘Things Fall Apart’ and ‘And still I Rise’ were done by the bank’s representative and the foundation’s boss.

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