4th October, 2011
Access Bank recently treated Nigerian children to a weekend of fun, hosting thousands of them to Dora the Explorer, Nickelodeonâ€™s famous animated preschool heroine and cartoon characterâ€™s birthday. Dora busied herself, inspiring many children in an engaging, impressive and memorable ceremony held at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Obinna Nwosu, Access Bankâ€™s Divisional Director, Retail Banking said that his bank is engaging this crop of Nigerians as part of its corporate social responsibility activities aimed at inculcating â€˜the virtues of diligence, honesty, trust and partnership with a view to forging healthy financial habits that would in turn make them aspire to responsible financial behaviour.â€™
â€˜It is discernible that lots of these children are used to Dora, very eager to identify with her, so it flows that she can sort of mentor them – influence their thoughts and actions in a positively which is why Access Bank is going the extra mile to bring Nigerian children together to celebrate Doraâ€™s birthday,” Nwosu added.
It was a family affair, as several families turned out to catch a glimpse of the famous television character that they were otherwise used to watching on screen.
May Adamma, a mother who brought her children for the party said, “I am pleased to be a part of this birthday party. It is a rare chance and my children and I will remember this for a long time. I give kudos to Access Bank for this kind gesture. The bank has earned a special place in my familyâ€™s heart by this little act.”
Dora was on hand with her friends (other famous Nickelodeon characters) to treat the audience to a short and impressive stage play that left their audience yearning for more.