Access Bank plc has taken a giant step as part of its long-term commitment towards corporate social responsibility, Access Bank on Thursday unveiled the reconstructed school building of the Ajofa Special Education Foundation for the Deaf.

The programme took place at  Adesan community of Mowe, Ogun State, had in attendance top brass of Access Bank, community chiefs, management of the Ajofa Special Education Foundation among a host of other participants.

Access Bank Executive Director, Business Banking Division, Chizoma Okoli, expressed happiness over the completed project which took two years to complete and highlighted that the project was in line with the bank’s focus on environmental, social and governance goals.

Okoli said, “We are proud to be identified with this project which falls in our agenda to touch lives, reach out to the needy and show love.

“This particular project is from the business banking team of Access Bank as part of our own corporate social responsibility.

“Our attention was brought to this thanks to the Lebanese Women Society. This project took us two years because of the very deplorable state we met it in.

“The children were sleeping in rooms without roofs; there was no water, the entire building was in shambles.

“We have reconstructed the school and its dormitories, provided the foundation with a borehole and water treatment plant, books, a generating set and a new HP desktop computer with printing facilities.

The proprietor of the school, Mr Francis Ajomiwe, speaking through a sign language interpreter, Elijah Ajomiwe, expressed gratitude to the bank for the fulfillment of their promise to renovate the facilities while also presenting Mrs Okoli with awards of excellence for the job done.

He noted that the school which was founded in 2010 had been struggling with challenges. He expressed joy that the dormitories had been upgraded with functional facilities while disclosing that the school with a population of about 65 students had graduated students who were already in higher institutions of learning.


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