IN furtherance of its commitment to the
development of education in Nigeria,
Sterling Bank Plc in partnership with
Caleb Group of Schools has concluded
plans to hold the second edition of the
Parenting Workshop under its One
Education Initiative.
The workshop is aimed at educating
parents and guardians on how to
nurture their children and bring out the
best in them.
The event will hold on Saturday
May 23rd, 2015 at the Auditorium of
Caleb International School, Magodo,
Lagos. The theme of the workshop is
‘Enhancing your child’s capacity for
learning’.
The Bank in a statement signed
by its Group Head, Strategy &
Communications, Mr. Shina Atilola
described the Parenting Series as a
family growth and education initiative
designed to support parents’ desire to
optimize the potentials and talents of
their children.
He noted that the purpose of the
workshop is to aid parents and
guardians in dealing with topical issues
that affect the upbringing and training
of their wards in the 21st century vis-àvis
the practical day-to-day realities of
life in Nigeria.
The Bank’s Chief strategist said the
involvement of the Bank in the second
edition of the workshop was informed
by the overwhelming turn-out of
parents who attended the first edition,
adding that the Bank will continue to
invest in initiatives that add value to the
lives of people in line with its purpose.
His words: “The level of attendance
by the parents at the first workshop
exceeded our projection. The workshop
was well attended by both parents
(fathers and mothers) with their
children. This shows the value parents place on the workshop and
the need to bring up their
children in a worthy manner,
not only to themselves but
the family and the country at
large. Their contributions are
noteworthy”.
Speaking on the Bank’s
involvement in the education
sector, Mr. Atilola who
assured that the Bank will
continue to invest in initiatives
aimed at supporting the sector
added that the private sector
must come in and invest in the
education sector if “we really
want our children to get quality
education. Sterling Bank’s
intervention in the sector will
help to ameliorate some of the
challenges the sector faces”.
Mr. Atilola further said: “Our
focus on education is strategic.
We are looking at all actors in
the value chain and this is why
we set up an education desk to
look at the total value chain of
education, from suppliers of
inputs to the end users. Our
desire is to use our expertise to
contribute to the development
of the sector through a variety
of initiatives”.


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