CSR: THT Lifts Lagos School With Teaching, Learning Tools
IN furtherance of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, Total Health Trust Ltd recently visited Ojuwoye Community Primary School Inclusive, located within St. Martins Primary School, Damengoro Street, Mushin, Lagos, where it donated teaching/learning tools and food items to the pupils.
Speaking with journalists during the visit, Chairman of the company, Dr. Ladi Awosika, said members of staff of the company were touched by the plights of the pupils and decided to come to their aid by making the donation.
He said: “The initiative was informed by the fact that we have access to certain comforts and we know that communities have issues that bother them a lot. In such places, one is not sure that some children get two meals a day; one is not sure that some parents can afford the to buy exercise books and other learning materials the children need in school; one is not sure that they have many of the things some of us take for granted. So, we thought of making our little contribution to assist the pupils.”
He noted that the inclusion of food items in the donation was meant to improve the nutritional well being of the pupils.
“Nutrition is so important to the development of the children. As you are aware, even the Federal Government is thinking that they should be giving one child a meal a day in school. If they don’t have good nutrition, they are prone to diseases. If they don’t have good nutrition, they may not learn or even remember anything the teachers teach them. These are growing children; if they are not growing properly, they cannot learn properly. So, nutrition is very essential and a sine-qua-non to growing children.
“However, what the company has given is just a token. We are not solving any problem. Everything we brought could be consumed within one week. But I want to use this opportunity to call on the Federal Government to expedite action on the one child one meal a day project. The country can afford it; it is an investment in the future of Nigeria,” he added.
The Head of the Inclusive Unit of the school, Adeleke Owoade commended the company for the visit, stressing that government cannot do it alone.
“We are sincerely appreciative of this gesture. Some of the needs of the school that government could not meet, they have met it for us. The parents of the pupils are going home smiling. So, their coming is very laudable,” he said.