IE educates pupils on safe electricity use, donates learning aid to school
Ikeja Electric (IE) has provided educational support materials to students of Odi-Olowo Nursery and Primary School, Idi-Oro, a suburb of Mushin, Lagos State.
The support is in line with its commitment to entrench societal values among its stakeholders and support government’s efforts at promoting quality primary education.
This was carried out under its Personal Corporate Social Responsibility (PCSR) initiative as the company mobilised its popular social investment vehicle called the ‘Give Back Team’ in a display of its dedication to touching lives, especially, those of under-served communities.
Speaking on the initiative, the Business Manager of Shomolu Business Unit, Yusuf Olanrewaju, said the company’s belief in empowering students for academic advancement was not negotiable and would continue to get the utmost priority it deserves from Ikeja Electric.
Yusuf noted that the choice of Odi-Olowo Nursery and Primary School is not only to rekindle the hope and interest of Nigerians in public schools but also to drive sustainable development in education sector.
He further stressed that the company would continue to improve its services for the benefit of consumers under its network, including children.
During an interactive session, the pupils were educated on how to use electricity safely. They were also urged to apply safety measures at all times while enjoying electricity and avoid playing near electrical transformers and other electrical installations.
Reacting after receipt of the items, Head Teacher of the school, Adesiyan Simiat, thanked the firm’s management for the gesture, saying the excitement that pervaded the atmosphere was sufficient to gauge the children’s satisfaction with the items.
Ikeja Electric has committed over N500 million since its inception to philanthropic funding of projects aimed at bringing about social change in communities of operation, one of such is the company’s partnership with DashMe Foundation, where it provided support to vulnerable children and victims of domestic violence in celebration of this year’s International Day of Charity last month.