In 2013, our Personal Banking employee volunteers embarked on a project to renovate the Bonny Camp Primary School, Victoria Island, Lagos. Bonny Camp Primary School is a public primary school in Nigeria. The school had been in bad shape prior to the activation of the project. A large part of the school’s roofs was broken, with flooring in bad shape and no windows, bad toilet systems, absence of potable drinking water.
In achieving their volunteering objective, the Personal Banking employee volunteers provided a full stock of books for the school library, desktop computers, potable water and water tanks, and new toilets. In order to ensure that the entire school infrastructure was completely rehabilitated and due to limited funds available, the team devoted 24 months to achieving this feat.
Much of the period was used in getting all the necessary approvals required to kick-start the project from Lagos State Government. The lives of over 380 pupils were impacted. The quality of education they receive now was also improved as white boards were provided for all the classrooms, and comfortable seats. The funds raised (over N8million) for the project were solely contributed by staff of Personal Banking Division. The project as completed will benefit students now and in the next 10-20 years if properly maintained.