Groups Take Campaign On Savings Culture To Schools
A complimentary smile makeover initiative, Project Smile, has teamed up with dentists, consultant orthodontists and other professionals to treat some underprivileged Nigerians with flawed dentition who cannot afford a smile makeover.
According to founder of the initiative Dr. Amy Traore-Shumbusho, she said the project is for Nigerian youths who have suffered lost opportunities, and stigmatised due to flawed dentition. Traore-Shumbusho further said all the candidates who entered the contest deserve a great smile, however the programme is designed to accommodate only one beneficiary.
Also, the need for youths to imbibe the culture of savings was recently reinvigorated, when Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Bankers’ Committee of Nigeria joined the rest of the world to commemorate the World Savings Day.
With the theme, “Savings Give Life a Lift,” it held across 565 local councils, reached over 80,809 students in 642 schools and was aimed at increasing public awareness on the importance of building good savings culture, both for their financial future, as well as encouraging a sense of discipline and planning.
Bank CEOs and their employees visited schools across the country to tutor and mentor students and youths on the transformative power of imbibing a good savings culture. Chairman, Financial Literacy and Public Enlightenment Sub-Committee (FLPE), Emeka Emuwa, said the importance of educating young Nigerians on the benefits of a good savings culture couldn’t be overemphasised.