First Registrars and Investor Securities Limited has expressed its support for the empowerment of Nigerian youths as a means of encouraging stronger economic growth and development in the country.
The company said in line with the support, it had as part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives partnered a non-governmental organisation called Youth Rescue and Care Initiative.
It explained in a statement that the partnership with YORCI was aimed at reducing poverty and promoting responsible behavior among the youth by helping young Nigerians discover, nurture and ignite their natural potential through self-discovery exercises, life/leadership skills training, skill acquisition, academic intervention and mentoring programmes.
It said it had worked with the NGO last year on a programme called ‘My goal, my life’ – a goal setting/planning, individualistic workshop, which was carried out in schools, churches and youth fora.
This, it explained, was done with the aid of a tailored goal-setting worksheet, presentation and video clips, which exposed youths to the planning and means of achieving their life goals and vision.
The 2015 edition of the programme, the company said, had the theme, ‘Rescue the scholars’ and “is aimed at improving the socio-economic condition of young Nigerians through programs that teach young people on how to add values to their society. RTS is an annual free holiday lesson/skill empowerment programme aimed at helping SS1-3 students to achieve better performance in their academics and acquiring vocational skills.”
According to the statement, First Registrars and Investor Service Limited maintains a defined CSR strategy with measureable impact in all areas where it has operations.
“The share data management company actively supports programmes across Nigeria that positively affects child health care, education, the art, sports, community development and environmental sustainability,” it said.
Founded in 2004, YORCI has designed diverse programmes that are shaped by the ‘identified needs’ of the beneficiaries.
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