Constancy Financial institution Plc has introduced the launch of its Apprenticeship Assist Initiative as a part of its technique to encourage women-led small and medium-scaled enterprises (SME).
The scheme, which might be executed underneath its HerFidelity Proposition, would start with a two months’ vogue and design coaching for young-women in Kano State.
Earlier within the yr, HerFidelity proposition was launched on the Worldwide Girls’s Day celebration hosted by Constancy Financial institution on the Civic Middle, Lagos. On the occasion, the Financial institution’s Managing Director, Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, offered cheques of N1million every to 5 women-led SMEs from Kano, Yola, Owerri and Lagos to coach younger ladies within the areas of vogue design, cosmetics and auto mechanics.
In a chat with journalists in Lagos, the Group Head, SME Banking, Constancy Financial institution Plc, Esther Obiekwe mentioned, “At Constancy, our purpose is to place ourselves as a platform for enhancing lives, serving to companies develop and economies to thrive. Whether or not that is by way of the monetary options we offer to our quite a few purchasers or by way of interventions reminiscent of our Apprentice Assist and capability constructing initiatives for ladies, we stay dedicated serving to our purchasers develop.”
“We launched HerFidelity Proposition on the Worldwide Girls’s Day this yr to talk to the yearnings of each girl by way of 4 pillars, specifically – capability improvement, entry to finance at decreased charges, well being, and wellness programmes in addition to recognition and networking occasions. Our Apprentice Assist Initiative is among the methods we’re championing the capability improvement mandate and we’re delighted to launch the initiative with the coaching of 9 younger women at Mdee Style Design Restricted in Kano State from Monday, twenty fifth July 2022. We’re optimistic that this is able to go a good distance in aiding these women develop the required abilities that will remodel them into employers of labour and finally, contribute to the nation’s financial fortunes,” defined Obiekwe.
Constancy Financial institution is a full-fledged business financial institution working in Nigeria with over 6.5 million clients serviced throughout its 250 enterprise places of work and digital banking channels.
The financial institution was lately acknowledged because the Finest SME Financial institution in Nigeria 2022 by the International Banking & Finance Awards. The financial institution has additionally gained awards for the “Quickest Rising Financial institution” and “MSME & Entrepreneurship Financing Financial institution of the 12 months” on the 2021 BusinessDay Banks and Different Monetary Establishments (BAFI) Awards.