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Keystone Bank Takes Financial Education to NASFAT

August 18, 2014

KEYSTONE Bank Limited, at the weekend, extended the financial literacy campaign to children, in line with the financial inclusion drive of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The bank's Executive Director, Corporate Banking and Treasury, Afeez Bakare, while speaking to the children of NASRUL-LAHI-L-FATIH Society (NASFAT) at a holiday camp at Homat Group of School in Ikorodu, noted that the programme was specifically targeted at school children to raise awareness on finances.

According to him, the bank, in conjunction with other stakeholders in the financial literacy steering committee and the Ministry of Education is developing the financial literacy curriculum to be included in the Nigerian school system from 2015.

Bakare said the programme was designed to raise awareness in finances among children and youths in primary and post-primary schools, adding that financial literacy constituted an integral part of developing tomorrow's leaders.

"Children can begin to build a culture of saving from an early age" and the essence of this programme is to educate children and help them imbibe knowledge on the use of money within the financial system and also in fulfilment of one of the pillars of the Bank's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) thrust, geared towards taking education to young Nigerians.

"What we are doing is taking a step forward beyond what other banks has done by taking the programme to society groups and religious groups where we can educate our youths and ensure we improve the level of financial inclusion," he said.

He pointed out that the bank will take the programme to different parts of country, though the event was not for students who are resident in Lagos alone, but comprises 150 students from different parts of the country.

The bank however, donated bags and writing materials to the student at the camp and introduced a kid product- Future Account, for kids and teenagers, which supports parents and guardians to plan the education of their children, with various benefits.

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Source: AllAfrica

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