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Union Bank, JAN Partner To Empower Young Girls, Achieve Gender Equality

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Determined to empower young girls in order to Gender Equality, Union Bank in partnership with Junior Achievement Nigeria is set to implement the annual Leadership, Empowerment, Achievement and Development (LEAD) Camp for girls.

The LEAD Camp which kicks off July 25th, 2022 is a week-long programme designed to empower young girls to be high-achieving leaders in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal – Gender Equality.

This year’s edition which is the 21st anniversary marks the 8th year of partnership with the Bank and is the first time the camp will be held in a hybrid mode will see .300 girls taken through activities like leadership workshops, empowerment/panel sessions covering: financial literacy, entrepreneurship, technology.

Other activities will also include; creative arts and entertainment, and development sessions such as coding, understanding sexual abuse, and personal hygiene with leading women from the private and public sectors in Nigeria and project group mentors.

Foluso Gbadamosi, Executive Director, Junior Achievement Nigeria said the Junior Achievement Nigeria LEAD Camp is a transforming experience for girls. Having top women from different organisations impact our girls is not only inspiring but reassuring and a clear indication that young girls can aspire to be all they were created to be.

Gbadamosi said that regardless of the career path that the young girls choose to take, they can be successful with the right guidance, mindset, skill sets and networks this is what this programme offers.

“We appreciate Union Bank for their continuous support in partnering with us for the LEAD Camp and we look forward to more years of inspiring girls and enabling a world of possibilities for them to thrive excellently,” she said.

Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaidem, Chief Brand and Marketing Officer of Union Bank while commenting on the Bank’s continued partnership with JAN, said the financial institution is committed to enabling success for the communities where it serve and this partnership reinforces its commitment to the push for gender equality with focus on supporting the girl child.

“We are proud to see the impact of the programme on the young girls across the country and we commend the efforts of the JAN team who work tirelessly to impact them,” Ekezie-Ekaidem said.

Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) is part of Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAWW), the world’s largest and fastest-growing non-profit economic education organization with a 120-country network.

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