FCMB Sponsors Education of a Young School Girl Spotted Using Their ATM Gallery Light for Her Assignment
A few days ago, an internet user identified as Bada Maruf Matthew took to his twitter account and tweeted:
“I saw this little Dele at FCMB Bank along Yaba Road in Ondo City. She is using the ATM Gallery light to do her homework. My respect goes to her determination to make it in life. Let it go viral. #Deledetermination.”
Attached to this post was this young school girl’s picture in action. It went viral as requested and it got to the bank’s knowledge who then retweeted the post with the caption:
“We are inspired by Dele’s determination to study. It’s great our ATM Gallery could light her books for the evening, but we would love to do more to support it. Can you please help us find Dele? Please RT until it gets to someone who knows her.
#DeleDetermination #FCMB #MyBankAndI”
God so good, Dele was found.
Dele was found to be a young girl who lives with her grandmother in Ondo city, Ondo state. She attends a private school named ‘Hope of Glory Academy’.
During interrogations, it was gathered that there has not been light in their area for a couple of days and the substitute she resolves to, kerosene lamp, suddenly went off and that was prompted her to go to the bank since it was close to her house.
FCMB has applauded her determination and unrelenting effort in pursuit of excellence and as such rewarded her with a cash gift of 1million naira for her upkeep alongside a scholarship till her university level.
This was confirmed in a tweet made by First City Monument Bank:
“We are pleased to announce the award of a full scholarship to Dele, the 7-year old school girl who was recently spotted using lights from the ATM Gallery at our branch in Ondo City to do her homework. The scholarship will cover her education from her current Primary Grade 1 to higher education level in a Nigerian institution.
We commend Dele’s determination, as well as that of other young Nigerians just like her, who aspire to a better life and are relentless in their pursuit of it.
We look forward to a Nigeria where youths are compensated as well as encouraged to give their best to their education.