Access Holdings raises funds to secure brighter future for Underprivileged School Children in Nigeria at UK Polo Day - The Top Society

Access Holdings raises funds to secure brighter future for Underprivileged School Children in Nigeria at UK Polo Day


A new dawn as Access Holdings, a leading African Finance Institution committed to making a difference, and bringing succour to the underprivileged school children has once again demonstrated its dedication to ensuring children have the chance to access quality education.

The group has secured pledges for the construction of 100 blocks of classroom from Polo Day recently held at Esteemed Guards Polo Club in Windsor, United Kingdom to Cushing the learning effect of the underprivileged school children in Nigeria.

This gesture is geared towards ensuring countless of underprivileged children have access to safe and nurturing environment, to ultimately inspire them to dream, learn and become more.

The Group Managing Director of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe, identified the significant milestones made in line with the organisation’s objectives said, “Today, we stand on the shoulders of the remarkable achievements from previous editions. Each one, a testament to our commitment to making a tangible difference in the lives of children in need of education and optimism. Together, we have made good progress in ensuring children are given a fair chance at a brighter future through quality education.

“Our collective and continuing support of free and equitable education for children reflects a view of our role as change agents that can help institute socio-economic development through responsible business practice and social initiatives. As such, we will continue to seek out innovative ways to garner resources and invest in the future of our society. We are part of the community and we support its wellbeing,” Wigwe stated.

The Polo fundraising initiative which was launched in partnership with Fifth Chukker and UNICEF, Access Holdings, through its flagship subsidiary, Access Bank Plc has seen to the refurbishment of several schools in Kaduna and has put over 12,000 children through continuous education. At the same time, 60 classrooms and a computer literacy building have been commissioned. Also, the communities surrounded by the schools are supported with boreholes for water, while the households were empowered with equipment and training to secure employment, stimulating economic and social development.

Completion of the new set of classroom blocks will represent a significant step in the organization’s goal of attaining a student-to-class ratio of 35-40 students per class in line with the national target.

The Managing Director, Access Bank Plc, Roosevelt Ogbonna emphasized on the plans to empower more communities, “The Group’s true victory does not lie solely in the goals scored during the tournament, but in the lasting impact we can create beyond these moments.

We are proud to be a driving force in the pursuit of access to education and look forward to creating a world where every child has the opportunity to thrive,” he concluded.

The event was graced by distinguished guests and personalities from around the world. Among the notable attendees were the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwoolu, 14th Emir of Kano, Khalifa Muhammadu Sanusi II, CON; 21st Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Atuwase III; Chairman, Coronation Capital, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede; Chairman, Access Bank Plc, Paul Usoro (SAN); former Chairman of Access Bank Plc, Ajoritsedere Awosika, and more.

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