As part of its efforts towards commemorating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, NOVA Merchant Bank has donated to the blind and partially sighted students.
A statement from the bank said the bank visited the Pacelli School for the Blind and Partially Sighted, Surulere, Lagos, and donated valuable goods and materials worth millions of naira.
The International Day of Persons Living with Disabilities is a day set-aside by the United Nations to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, well-being, and inclusion of persons living with disabilities.
Led by its Executive Director, Mrs. Funke Okoya, NOVA presented gifts and other support to the students, as part of its NOVA UPLIFT initiative, while assuring the school’s management of its continued assistance. The acronym UPLIFT stands for Uniqueness, Passion, Leadership, Integrity, Fairness, and Teamwork, represents the Bank’s core value which has the specific objective of offering.
“Today’s solution for Tomorrow’s sustainability,” in line with the Sustainable Development Goal 2 “Zero Hunger” she said.
The School’s Counsellor, Rev. Sister Christiana Ekechukwu, who commended the team for the kind and timely gesture, said, “These gifts could not have come at a better time especially as the Christmas celebration is fast approaching. We are very grateful to NOVA Merchant Bank for their generosity.”