The third edition of Parenting Workshop organized by Sterling Bank Plc in collaboration with Caleb Group of Schools under the Bank’s One Education Initiative will hold on Saturday, March 12, 2016.
The purpose of the workshop is to aid parents and guardians in dealing with topical issues that affect the upbringing and training of their wards in the 21st century vis-à-vis the practical day-to-day realities of life in Nigeria.
The workshop with the theme “Picking the Right School for Your Child” is aimed at guiding and educating parents and guardians on what to look out for in selecting appropriate schools for their children.
To do justice to the theme of the workshop, the Bank in conjunction with Caleb Group of Schools have assembled seasoned technocrats within and outside the education sector. They include Dr. Abimbola Ogundere, Mrs. Risikat Balogun, Dr. Funmi Oboye, Mrs. Adebimpe Delano, Mr. Taiwo Akinlami and Mr. Abiodun Oladipupo
Mr. Shina Atilola, the Bank’s Group Head, Strategy & Communications in a statement issued by the Bank described the Parenting Series as a family growth and education initiative designed to support parents’ desire to optimize the potentials and talents of their children.
The Bank’s Chief strategist stated that the continued sponsorship of the workshop with the support of Caleb Group of Schools was informed by the overwhelming turn-out of parents who attended the first edition, adding that the Bank will continue to invest in initiatives that add value to the lives of people in line with its purpose.
He said: “The level of attendance by the parents at the first and second editions of the workshop exceeded our projection. The workshop was well attended by parents with their children. This shows the value parents place on the workshop and the need to bring up their children in a worthy manner”.
He therefore assured that the Bank would continue to invest in initiatives aimed at supporting the education sector adding that the private sector must come in and invest in the sector to provide quality education for “our children”.
Mr. Atilola further said: “Our focus on education is strategic. We are looking at all players in the value chain and this is why we set up an education desk to look at the total value chain of education, from suppliers of inputs to the end users. Our desire is to use our expertise to contribute to the development of the sector through a variety of initiatives”.