Unswerving in its quest to create a veritable platform for constructing an entrepreneurial spirit within the nation’s teeming youths, Fidelity Bank Plc has expanded the scope of the Fidelity Youth Empowerment Academy (YEA) in a bid to accommodate new areas of vocational coaching.
On February 10, 2020, the financial institution in strategic partnership with Gazelle Academy commenced the seventh version of the extremely profitable YEA at the Sokoto State University (SSU), Sokoto. Apart from the standard coaching on tailoring and make-up, contributors may even be supplied with requisite expertise and first-hand information in Fashion Designing, Cloth Embellishment, Cocktail and Phone Engineering amongst others.
Over 200 undergraduates of Sokoto State University (SSU) will profit from this programme. So, why does the financial institution spend money on younger individuals? When the Fidelity Bank says, “turn your passion into a pay cheque”, that’s a message of empowerment. As a financial institution, it recognises that the youth have a look at the world with recent eyes and such energetic willpower, and create much-needed change by throwing conference out the window. That’s why the financial institution, by its laudable interventions, continues to develop revolutionary programmes that unleash the artistic energies of Nigerian youths which in flip represents formidable new frontiers for sustainable nationwide improvement, says Fidelity Bank MD, Nnamdi Okonkwo.
YEA is a expertise acquisition, coaching and productiveness enchancment scheme focused at youths, particularly undergraduates in Nigeria’s larger establishments. This empowerment programme, which is a part of the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, is primarily focused at creating a brand new breed of entrepreneurs amongst Nigeria’s boisterous youth inhabitants.
Over three,000 college students have benefited from YEA applications at University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Waziri Umar Federal Polytechnic, Birnin-Kebbi; Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State; Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt; Bayero University, Kano and Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
Some beneficiaries who’ve since began their very own companies have been acknowledged on the occasion. Fidelity Bank has additionally offered college students with high-quality stitching machines, urgent irons and make-up kits to ensure that undergraduates utilise the abilities and experiences garnered on the youth empowerment workshop to enhance their lives earlier than and after commencement.
In essence, the Bank has succeeded in making entrepreneurs out of scholars who can be financially accountable and impartial. Through this programme, the Bank has earned a major measure of goodwill with state and native governments that have in some instances translated to a business relationships and have contributed to the Bank’s backside line.
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