Keystone Bank has responded to an appeal by a 12-year-old Nigerian ICT whiz-kid, Oluwatomisin Jasmin Ogunnubi, with $4,000 financial assistance to boost her educational pursuit.
The initiative is part of the lender’s sustained commitment to promote educational development and empower Nigerian youths in their efforts to become leading agents of transformation in the global community.
Tomisin, who is a student of Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls in Lagos, was recently accepted by Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, to attend the Young Global Scholars summer programme organized for outstanding high school students.
The young girl has developed an app, ‘My Locator’, for tracking kids and also won numerous awards in Canada, US and UK and was in Oxford last year in pursuit of academic knowledge.
Tomisin formally contacted the management of the bank in April 2018 seeking its support for her quest to participate in the Yale Young Global Scholars programme.
The bank presented her with the sum of $4000 to attend the programme slated for July this year
Commenting on the development, the Group Managing Director (GMD) of bank, Mr. Obeahon Ohiwerei said: “At Keystone Bank, our commitment to exceptional services extends beyond providing banking services. It includes giving back to the communities in which we operate to make a lasting difference through our main pillars: health, education, women & youth empowerment and employee volunteer scheme.
“As a financial institution, we make conscious efforts to empower the youths as it is our belief that they hold the future”, Ohiwerei added.
The bank’s Chief Risk Officer, Mr. Tijjani Aliyu, while presenting the cheque to the young girl, stressed that beyond giving back to the communities for their support of the bank’s activities over the years, Keystone Bank was embarking on a deliberate effort to develop Nigerian youths and empower women through its sustainability activities.
Yale Young Global Scholars is a selective academic leadership programme for high school young pupils from around the world aged between 15 and 17 who have exhibited exceptional traits of leadership and creativity.
The programme is designed to bring together students with the talent, drive, energy, and ideas to make meaningful impact as young leaders, even before they begin university studies.