THE Fidelity Bank Plc and JSK Etiquette Consortium have organised training on contemporary manners and social skills for children in Nigeria. The training programme which held recently at the Fidelity Bank Private Banking office, in Ikoyi, Lagos, was organised to equip children with the right societal values.
The programme was part of the Bank’s Mentorship Programme for the Younger Generation, seeking to enlighten children on social etiquette at an early age. Children between the ages of nine to 15 years were also trained on other soft skills such as communication and collaboration to prepare them for future endeavours.
In his welcome address at the one-day Youth Etiquette Class, Nnamdi Okonkwo, managing director, Fidelity Bank, said, “At a time when inappropriate behaviour and manners are threatening to push our core values as a nation to the background, we need to rekindle hope for tomorrow by teaching children basic etiquette while reinforcing what parents may have thought them.”
Okonkwo stated that it was against this background that Fidelity Private Banking came up with the mentorship programme, as the role of children in national development cannot be over-emphasised.
Janet Adetu, chief executive officer, JSK Etiquette, noted that the training would not only provide children with requisite social skills to manage difficult situations but also boost their self-confidence. “We want to build their self-confidence and make sure that our children are prepared to take up leadership opportunities in the near future,” she said.
Interactive teaching techniques that include demonstrations, role plays and questions and answers sessions were used to enhance the learning process during the training, thus stimulating response and animated discussions during the session.
— Feb 27, 2017 @ 01:00 GMT