“The real road of compassion, that is, giving, helping, assistance and community service, is a road that can be set and declared as your life’s purpose” – Byron Pulsifer
Stanbic IBTC a leading end-to-end financial service provider has been putting smiles putting smiles on the faces of people through her various Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. The Stanbic IBTC #Together 4 A Limb initiative 2017 came to a successful conclusion on Saturday, October 28 with seven children with limb difference from different parts of Nigeria fitted with prostheses. Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC undertakes its annual charity walk to raise awareness about supporting limbless persons.
Coming under its flagship corporate social investment initiative, ‘Together 4 A Limb,’ this year’s figure will bring to 20 the number of recipients since the initiative was launched in 2015. Five persons benefitted last year.
The Lagos charity walk which began on Thursday October 2, came to its conclusion on Saturday, October 28, with seven recipeints benefitting from the bank’s Educational Trust. The well attended event kicked off at 8am, with participants wearing Stanbic IBTC’s deep blue corporate colours, walking a distance of eight kilometres. The activity is part of the corporate social investments of the Group, which is focused on three key areas of human life: health, education, and economic empowerment.
Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, Yinka Sanni, said a cardinal objective of the walk is to raise awareness about the importance of supporting the vulnerable in society, especially indigents and the youth. “We understand how challenging it must be for the parents and guardians of these children, especially considering the high cost of acquiring these prostheses and of course the value it would bring to the daily lives of these children,” Sanni stated.
The signature corporate social investment initiative of the Stanbic IBTC Group was formally launched on December 2, 2015, amidst great expectation and enthusiasm. The launch was preceded by a charity walk on November 14, 2015, flagged off by Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, wife of the Lagos State governor, who commended Stanbic IBTC for its laudable corporate social investment projects, particularly in the area of education.