Union Bank of Nigeria Plc celebrates with Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) – a member of the global Junior Achievement Worldwide (JA Worldwide) network – following the nomination of JA Worldwide for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize.
Junior Achievement Worldwide is a non-profit economic education organisation that impacts over 10 million students through a global network of 590,000 volunteers and teachers in 115 countries.
The Nigerian chapter, JAN, has since its inception in 1999, impacted over one million students in over 20,000 classrooms.
In the past seven years, Union Bank has been a consistent and enthusiastic supporter of JAN, actively working hand-in-hand with the organisation to implement impact-driven initiatives, including functioning as lead sponsor for its annual LEAD Camp for young girls.
This is in line with the bank’s efforts to drive sustainable impact for young people in Nigeria, a statement by the bank said.
Chief Brand and Marketing Officer of the bank, Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaidem, was quoted as saying: “We are proud to have partnered with JAN for almost a decade to create true impact for youths within disadvantaged communities in Nigeria. This prestigious nomination marks the beginning of a journey for Junior Achievement Nigeria, and Union Bank is honoured to be a part of that journey.”