Keystone Bank Supports Nigerian ICT Whizkid With $4,000
Keystone Bank Limited has responded to an appeal by a 12-year-old emerging Nigerian ICT whizkid, Oluwatomisin Ogunnubi, to boost her educational pursuit.
A statement from the bank noted that Ogunnubi, a student of Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls in Lagos, was recently accepted by Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, to attend the Young Global Scholars summer programme organised for outstanding high school students.
The lender said, “She is the young girl who not only developed an app for tracking kids but has won numerous awards in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. She was in Oxford in 2017.
“Determined not to be left out of the Yale Young Global Scholars programme, Tomisin had in April 2018 written to the lender to partner her in her quest and in a swift response, Keystone Bank presented her with the sum of $4,000 to attend the programme slated for July.”
The bank noted that Ogunnubi came into the limelight in 2016 when she developed a location tracking app, called ‘My Locator’ at the age of 12.
Commenting on the development, the Group Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Keystone Bank Limited, Mr. Obeahon Ohiwerei, represented by the Chief Risk Officer, Tijjani Aliyu, said, “At Keystone Bank, our commitment to exceptional services extends beyond providing banking services.
“It includes giving back to the communities in which we operate to make a lasting difference through our main pillars: health, education, women and youth empowerment and employee volunteer scheme. As a financial institution, we make conscious efforts to empower the youths as it is our belief that they hold the future.”
Presenting the cheque to Ogunnubi, Ohiwerei said Keystone Bank was embarking on a deliberate effort to develop Nigerian youths and empower women through its sustainability activities.
Yale Young Global Scholars is a highly selective academic leadership programme for high school sophomores and juniors from around the world aged between 15 and 17. The programme is designed to bring together students with the talent, drive, energy, and ideas to make meaningful impact as young leaders, even before they begin university studies.