MoneyGram Flags Off 2012 Gear Up for School Promo
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative in Nigeria, Moneygram International has concluded arrangements to flag off the 2012 edition of its Gear Up for School consumer reward program.
The project will see MoneyGram distribute learning materials to thousands of public school students drawn from the south-west and South-south regions of the country. Also, ten (10) female undergraduates drawn from three tertiary institutions in Edo State are billed to receive monetary donations under the yearly MoneyGram Girl –Child Education Sponsorship Initiative (GESI). In addition customers of MoneyGram stand the chance to win gifts whenever they receive a MoneyGram during the period.
Through its Gear Up for School project, MoneyGram in conjunction with its agent banks in the country, annually distributes educational materials at the beginning of the academic session to thousands of indigent pupils in select grassroots public primary schools. This is to underscore the primary commitment of MoneyGram to the provision of sound education to the Nigerian child, especially indigent pupils at the grassroots.
It would be recalled that the MoneyGram Girl-Child Education Sponsorship Initiative (GESI) was instituted in 2010 as MoneyGram’s way of celebrating Nigeria’s 50th independence anniversary. MoneyGram instituted this scheme as an extension of its commitment to encouraging female education as a catalyst for national growth and development. The scheme awards scholarships to twenty (20) brilliant but indigent female undergraduates annually.
Restating its unwavering commitment to education in general and girl-child education in particular, MoneyGram’s Marketing Director for Africa – Sabine Bauchau noted “education is one of the key reasons why customers send money to their loved ones in Africa and Nigeria. We are glad to support and encourage the aspirations of our customers to ensure the upliftment of their kith and kin back home here in Nigeria, through education.”
With a network of over 267,000 local agents across 192 countries and territories, MoneyGram remains the world’s fastest growing global fund transfer of choice. It has continued to receive commendation for providing a convenient, safe and reliable remittance service. Moneygram is operated through Mainstreet Bank, Keystone Bank, Union Bank, Equitorial Trust Bank, First Bank, Access Bank, UBA, Skye Bank, Fidelity Bank, Enterprise Bank and Ecobank in Nigeria and can be accessed through over 3500 locations.