Hyundai Motors distributes learning materials to pupils
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Hyundai Motors Nigeria has distributed learning materials to support the education of thousands of less privileged school pupils across five states in Nigeria.
Titled ‘Supporting Education for Brighter Tomorrow’, the campaign commenced in phases with Southwest states of Lagos and Ibadan and afterwards schools in Warri, Port-Harcourt and Calabar in South-South geo-political zone.
Head of Sales and Marketing of Hyundai Motors Nigeria, Jatin Nadkarni, described the charitable initiative as a continuation of the Stallion Group Hyundai dealership’s generosity to support children of the less privileged in basic schools across the country.
Nadkarni said: “It has become imperative to bridge the gap between children of the rich and poor particularly those in basic schools while stimulating the less privileged children to learn without fear of discrimination.”
He said Hyundai Motors is committed to influencing more children enrollment in basic schools through the provision of educational support materials such as school bags, exercise books, water bottles, pens/pencils and mathematical sets among others.
Quoting a recent Unicef report on basic education in Nigeria, Nadkarni said: “With children under 15 years of age accounting for 45 per cent of the country’s population, the burden on education and other sectors has become overwhelming.”
“About 4.7million children of primary school age are still not in school despite increase in enrollment rates,” remarking that the branded Hyundai educational materials given to children of the beneficiary schools will induce others of school age and essentially, assuage the cost borne by their parents in procuring these fundamental items,” Nadkarni noted.