International Literacy Day: FBNInsurance promotes literacy amongst needy children

Managing Director/CEO, FBNInsurance, Val Ojumah (with the microphone) about to cut the ribbon unveiling the Back-to-School kits with the convener, Jakin NGO, Bukola Adebiyi (2nd left) and her husband, Bunmi Adebiyi (1st left) and a volunteer at the Jakin NGO Dress-A-Child-For-School event held recently in Lagos.

In celebration of the International Literacy Day and in line with the FBNHoldings Group Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability initiatives, leading life insurer, FBNInsurance, lent her support to the provision of complete back-to-school kits to hundreds of needy children in Lagos.

At the event organised by a non-governmental organisation, Jakin NGO, Five Hundred school children from various homes and hospices were provided with school bags, uniforms, notebooks, sandals and socks amongst others.

In her welcome address, Convener, Jakin NGO, Bukola Adebiyi, expressed gratitude to the management of FBNInsurance for their continued support for the programme. She stated that the insurer has been key sponsors of the Jakin NGO Dress-A-Child-for-School event for a number of years.

In his response, MD/CEO, FBNInsurance, Val Ojumah, who also doubled as the Chairman of the event, praised Jakin NGO for its commitment to the cause of the less privileged. “At FBNInsurance, we take education seriously. This is why our best selling product, FlexiEdu, is designed to help parents and guardians ensure their children and wards enjoy the very best of education, come what may,” Ojumah said.

FBNInsurance’s strides in the area of education is well documented. Earlier in the year, the firm refurbished two blocks of classrooms and sunk boreholes in two schools at a rural community near Abraka, Delta State.

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