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The Fidelity Bank under its Non-governmental Organization, Fidelity Helping Hands Project has renovated block of three hostels in the juvenile correctional home, Borstal training institution in Abeokuta, and also donated 100 pieces of mattresses, 20units of chairs and tables for the classroom and a table-tennis board to the students of the home.
The NGO which was headed by the South-West Regional Bank Head of Fidelity, Bayo Adeyinka came to Abeokuta to celebrate the 59th Nigeria independence anniversary with the students in the correctional centre.
The team which was led by Adeyinka said it became imperative to make the donation for the correctional home because the juvenile need the support of corporate bodies, organizations to get out of their trauma.
Adeyinka maintained that he believes that the juvenile deserve to be given second chance in life to correct their mistakes.
The Fidelity regional manager however called on the Nigerians and bodies to assist in getting rid of anti-social behaviours so as to bring development to the society.
Corroborating the regional manager, the bank social responsibility officer, Ernest Ohkwuebe said the bank would be focusing on some of the institution needs so as to support the government.
Ohkwuebe added that the idea behind their action is to encourage everyone to become a giver.
According to him, everyone should be giver as we all have something to give or offer to make our society better.
In her remarks, the head of the institution, Controller of Correctional Service, Violet Ogbebor expressed appreciation to the Fidelity team for supporting the government initiatives.
Ogbebor said the donation will have a positive impact on the students’ developmental process.
She added that the items donated will reshape the lives and broaden the students’ worldview.
She said, “the items provide will make the ambience of the institution better with conducive environment that will enhance the ability to learn, improved health and ease adaptation to training.
“This will aid the institution steps in the actualization of its statutory mandate of reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration of erring young offenders.”
She further said, “If we desire a veritable environment good enough for raising our future leaders: a society that is serene, safe and peaceful conducive for socio-political and economic development is to become a reality then an inclusive society must be attained which is where the Fidelity helping hand project can lead us.”