Sunday, 28 May 2017

Airtel commended for role in uplifting underprivileged children

…As it celebrates children’s day with staff and pupils of Adopted schools

L-R: CSR Lead, Airtel Nigeria, Chioma Okolie; Head Teacher, Oremeji Primary School, Mrs. Adunni Animashaun; Ag. Head, Public Relations, Airtel Nigeria, Erhumu Bayagbon; Kausara Ajibola; Emmanuel Ameh; Ojewole Soliu and Uratuchukwu Chisom, all Basic 6 Students of Oremeji Primary School 2 during the celebration of Children's Day 2017 and presentation of educational materials to students ofOremeji Primary School 2, Ajegunle, Lagos on Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Students and Teachers in Airtel Nigeria’s adopted schools have commended the telco for its role in improving the quality of education in the country through its empowerment programme targeted at underprivileged children.

To commemorate the 2017 Children’s Day, the leading telco donated educational materials to students in public primary schools across Nigeria.

The donation exercise, which is under the auspices of the telco’s ‘Adopt-a-School’ initiative, held in primary schools in Lagos, Ogun, Imo, Cross River and Kwara States.

Items donated to the students include school bags, thousands of note books, textbooks and other educational materials designed to assist the students in learning.

The excited students and teachers at the various schools commended the company for its commitment towards promoting active learning experience among primary schools students and supporting them with quality educational materials.

At the donation exercise in Oremeji Primary School 2, Ajegunle, Lagos, Head Teacher of the school, Mrs. Adunni Animashaun thanked Airtel for the donation assuring that the donated items will be put to good use in improving the standard of education in the school.

“Ever since Airtel adopted our school, the standard of learning here has dramatically improved. Our enrolment of students has also recorded a significant increase with more students enrolling into our school. We cannot thank Airtel enough for this kind gesture,” said an excited Mrs. Animashaun.

Meanwhile, students in Community Primary School, Amumara, Imo State, also applauded the gesture from the telco.

An elated primary 6 student of the school, Chigbo Emmanuel, said: “Thank you Airtel for my new school bag and books. I promise to pass my coming common entrance examination”.

An equally excited student, Amarachi Ehiemere, said: “Thank you Airtel for supporting my dreams of becoming a medical doctor.”

Similarly, students in Iyeru-Okin Primary School, Offa, Kwara State and Presbyterian Primary School, Ediba, Cross River State who also benefited from the donation exercise showered encomiums on the telco.

The Children’s Day is a global event held on annually May 27 to celebrate children around the world.

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