ECO Bank Gambia celebrates 10th Anniversary, Refurbishes LK School Computer Lab

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On Saturday, 21st October 2023, Ecobank Gambia presented over one million dalasi worth of computers to Latrikunda Upper Basic School (LKUBS) and refurbished the computer laboratory.

The presentation coincided with the 10th anniversary of the Pan African Bank. The anniversary, called Ecobank Day, was celebrated in 32 African countries.  

Ecobank Gambia is on a three-year new educational campaign called ‘Transforming Africa through Education.’ This year’s theme is “Excel with Digital Skills.” However, the bank supported LKUBS this year as part of its corporate social responsibilities.

Ecobank Gambia has supported several institutions in the country, including schools, public health facilities, communities, and others, as part of its corporate social responsibility. 

In her welcoming remark, Mrs Kura Jobe, principal of LKUBS, described the digital project as magnificent. She further said the bank’s intervention is timely, justifying that digital skill is crucial to school.

Mrs. Kura commended the bank for providing LKUBS with computers and refurbishing the computer laboratory while assuring that the donated material would be put to good use.

John Nyaaba, Managing Director for Ecobank Gambia, noted that Ecobank Day is celebrated in 32 countries where the bank exists. He said following a comprehensive assessment of several schools; the bank realized that LKUBS has a good plan for its digital education.

He said this rendered the bank to support the school with computers and refurbish its computer lab.MD Nyaaba said the bank is working on improving the life and livelihood of the public in the quest to contribute to human development.

“We are proud to embark on a three-year campaign, Transforming Africa through Education,” he said.

This campaign, he added, would raise awareness of youth and enable them to excel in digital skills.“Ecobank has made a huge investment in digital technology to make sure our customers know digital banking,” he noted. 

Njaba commended the staff of Ecobank for their commitment to promoting educational advancement in the country and their excellent customer care service.

Ebrima Sisawo, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Basic and Secondary School (MOBSE), said the Ecobank’s support to the school has been recognized and appreciated.  

Sisawo said education requires collective support from all and added there is a greater need for children to start digital literacy as early as grade four to ensure they grow up with digital skills. 

“Your intervention is of great service to the nation,” he said. Hon. Madi K Ceesay, a representative for Serekunda West Constituency, said: “I am not surprised to see this bank giving back because it is a pan-African bank, and in Africa, giving back is our tradition. It is our social security.”  

Maimuna Jallow, a student, thanked Ecobank for sponsoring the school’s computer lab. She said the facility will enhance information technology skills in the school.

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