The Keystone Bank National Scholars Scheme focuses on the pro-active orientation and training of the youth as the basis for change in various communities where the Bank conducts business. Over the years, the scheme has established educational intervention projects with libraries being built and stocked, and scholarships being awarded to various pupils in various states of the Federation.
Keystone Bank partnered with the Inoyo Toro Foundation (ITF) an NGO, and foremost education foundations in Nigeria, Headstart IT, a Curriculum Developer with the NCC of Britain, and other project partners to expand the National Scholars and National Library Schemes to include ICT Centres, with the aim to educate as many pupils as possible over the next 5 years.
As a pilot, and in partnership with the Akwa Ibom State Government, four Schools with Keystone Bank Libraries namely: Cornelia Connelly College, Afagha Oku; Independence High School, Ikot Ntuen; Methodist Boys High School, Oron and Salvation Army Secondary School, Akai Ubium; were upgraded to include ICT Centres. Each school was provided with 30 computers, all year round Internet Service, Generators and the NCC Curriculum resources for over 1000 pupils in Akwa Ibom State.
It is the hope that this project would impact society positively, while contributing to the elimination of computer illiteracy.
Keystone Bank would subsequently upgrade other library project in the various states to ICT Centres pursuant to its objective to “Touch the Future”.