As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has embarked on a program to promote an entrepreneurial culture, which according to trend is growing rapidly amongst young Nigerians. The bank is planning a series of master classes targeted at budding undergraduates, with a vision to providing them with valuable knowledge, needed to enhance their entrepreneurial prospects.
Economic experts generally agree that Africa is going through an entrepreneurial boom where the young are in the fore front by using their abilities and skills to solve socio-economic problems, while creating jobs and building reputable businesses.
The bank is poised to place this unique individuals on the way to professional breakthrough by endowing them with vital business and management skills through its master class make-up and beauty sessions.
As part of the offshoot from its GTCrea8 product, the initiative is targeted towards providing aspiring makeup artists with the professional knowledge required to guarantee the best possible start to their business.
The GTCrea8 account is designed especially for students as part of the bank’s value scheme to deliver banking in a diverse way to young people by engaging them with fun, exciting and interactive activities such as musical campus storms, scholarships and competitions that resonate with their unique demographics. The card-based, interest bearing account is structured to allow undergraduates maintain a banking relationship via electronic channels whilst offering other value added services.
With the GTCrea8 initiative, a total of 72 undergraduates have profited from the Bank’s annual scholarship scheme with 18 more scholarships to be awarded by December 2015. In addition to its scholarship program, the Bank annually rewards its loyal customers with the chance to win a brand new Mini Cooper car. This year’s winner will become the third recipient of a brand new Mini Cooper.
Guaranty Trust Bank has regularly maintained a leading role in Africa’s banking industry. The GTBank brand is regarded by industry observers as one of the best run financial institutions across its subsidiary countries and serves as a role model within the financial service industry due to its bias for world class corporate governance standards, excellent service quality and innovation.