By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos
Nestle Nigeria PLC said it renovates public schools infrastructure in order to build a learning culture in children.
The company stated this in a news release made available after the commissioning of a block of three classrooms it renovated at Salvation Army Primary School 1, Agbara, Ogun State.
Nestle disclosed that it is reactivating solar system to power facilities within the school premises.
The company stressed that access to education increases the opportunities of attaining better livelihood.
It pointed out that over 4,000 school children in Nigeria have benefitted from its investment in rebuilding and equipping schools.
“Building a learning culture in early childhood is difficult when the environment is not conducive,” Nestle’s Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Mrs. Victoria Uwadoka, declared. “This is why we are committed to improving facilities in the schools closest to our operations. Strong in the belief that access to quality education increases opportunities for a better quality of life, Nestle Nigeria has invested in enhancing infrastructure in public schools, reaching over 4,000 children in Ogun State and Abaji in the FCT (Federal Capital Territory), Abuja in in the past three years.”
The company noted that it achieves the objective of building thriving communities by collaborating with the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), in order to support the efforts of government in repositioning the education sector for improved performance.
According to the Press release, Executive Secretary of Ogun State SUBEB, Mr. Olalekan Kuye, appreciated the effort of Nestle, and described its corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance as a “laudable intervention.”
Kuye charged the schools benefitting from the gesture to make good use of the equipment and structures provided for them by Nestle Nigeria, the release titled “Nestle Nigeria Commissions Community School Project” which was dated 25th September 2021 related.