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Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Red Star Foundation Reiterates Commitment to Education


Red Star Foundation, the Social Corporate Responsibility arm of Red Star Express Plc, has reiterated its commitment to supporting education through scholarship award grants. In this year’s edition, twelve (12) students were awarded scholarships as part of its annual Scholarship Scheme, with mentors appointed to properly guide the scholars. This took place recently in Lagos

The annual scholarship scheme focuses on encouraging and supporting indigent students in the host community.

Speaking at the event, Dr. Sola Obabori stated that education was a focus area of the foundation which is reflected in the Scholarship scheme. “The whole initiative of the Red Star Foundation in undertaking this task is to support the growth of education in the country. As an organization, we believe in improving the lives of those who cannot pay for high quality education” he stated.

The Executive Chairman of Oshodi-Isolo local government, Otunba Kehinde Almaroof Oloyede, ably represented by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gbenga Soloki, applauded the Board of Trustees, Management and Staff of Red Star Foundation for the laudable initiative. He appealed to the beneficiaries to ensure they make use of the support properly and also refrain from acts capable of derailing them in their academic pursuit."

He further enthused that, the program is a novel idea and they are proud that such is happening in their local government. 

In his remarks, the Divisional Managing Director, Red Star Support Services Ltd. & Chairman, Board of Trustees, Red Star Foundation, Tonye Preghafi, encouraged the scholars to maintain a high level of educational excellence and cooperate with their mentors. “In order to improve the educational standards in the country, mentors have been selected to ensure the wards are well guided. To ensure continuity of scholarship, students must demonstrate continued academic excellence throughout the duration of the scholarship and show exemplary character and integrity,” he emphasized.

At the recently concluded edition of the event, some senior executives of the company were present, alongside the Parents, guardians, and staff of the schools of the awardees.

The highlight of this year’s edition was the commencement of the annual recognition of the best teachers from the three zones in Oshodi Isolo local government. The zones are Mafoluku, Bolade and Shogunle

Red Star Express is a licensee of FedEx (Federal Express), and one of the most reputable companies in the Nigeria logistics industry. Incorporated in October 1992, the company provides a portfolio of logistics solutions which includes domestic and international deliveries, freight forwarding, integrated warehousing and haulage services, information and document management, e-Commerce order fulfilment services.

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