On Saturday it was time for charity polo at Guards Polo Club: As part of its continued support of UNICEF, Access Bank Group, along with 5th Chukker, The Access Bank UK and Access Private Bank hosted the ‘Access Bank Polo Day’.
Access Bank’s sponsorship provides a platform for supporting orphaned and vulnerable children in Nigeria, with the Bank and Fifth Chukker. Since the UNICEF/ACCESS Bank initiative was started it has rebuilt two schools in Kaduna in Northern Nigeria and kept over 2750 students in continuous education simultaneously developing new school blocks, a computer literacy building all in a more secure and friendly school environment. The communities surrounding the schools are being supported with bore-holes for water, sewing and grinding machines to secure employment and stimulate economic and social development.
Access Bank Plc Group Managing Director Herbert Wigwe highlighted that the aim of the event at the Guards Polo Club is to raise further awareness of the issues and support required: “Our support for the Fifth Chukker UNICEF initiative comes from the fact that we are conscious of our role as a change agent in Nigeria that can help institute socio-economic development through responsible business practice and environmental considerations. In addition, we are continually seeking ways through which more resources can be pooled towards supporting the children. We are part of the community and as such should support its wellbeing.”