By Grace Edema
Polaris Bank, in partnership with Evolve Charity, has said the girl-child impacts society positively. A statement by the bank said in support of the ‘Girl-Child Education Project’, Polaris Bank, in partnership with Evolve Charity, a non-profit organisation, presented educational materials to more than 400 students in Ikeja and Surulere areas of Lagos State. The donated materials which include; school uniforms, school bags, pens, sandals, and various books, were presented to the students of both Opebi Junior Secondary School, Opebi, Ikeja Lagos, Gbaja Junior Girls High School, and Gbaja Senior Girls High School, at their school premises in Surulere.
The initiative was part of activities marking the United Nations Children’s Fund International Day of the Girl. Speaking at the presentation of the educational materials, at Opebi Ikeja, the Managing Director of Polaris Bank, Adekunle Sonola, said, “At Polaris Bank, we are of the firm belief that every investment on education, especially on empowerment of the girl-child, leaves a lasting impact, not only on the child but on the society.” This is why we partnered with Evolve Charity to launch the Support for the Girl Child Education PROJECT.”
“We believe in education as an organisation, and more importantly, we believe in identifying with the pupils in these schools. We have done this over the past few years, and it is something we are committed to doing, and will continue to do”. Also, speaking at the presentation of the educational supplies, the Managing Director, Pacegate Limited, owners of Evolve Charity, Umesh Amarnani, noted that “the select schools are now our responsibility by adoption, and we will continue to provide the students with school supplies, whilst focusing especially on the girls and teaching their teachers value-based education that impact good manners on the students.”