Host communities get Egbin Power scholarships
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes, Egbin Power Plc, has awarded scholarships to 14 students from its host communities.The company said it remained committed to its CSR programmes for its host communities namely; Egbin, Ipakan and Ijede, in Ikorodu, to contribute to their growth and development.
According to Axiom Learn, the consultants that mid-wife the process on behalf of Egbin, “ over 400 entries were received from the three catchment communities and it was indeed a keen contest. We desire of our client to get the best one as recipients was not in any way compromised, hence the winners here today truly made their marks out of the shortlisted 65 students that went through the two day boot camp, these ones came out tops”.
While presenting the awards and cheques to the recipients witnessed by other management officers of the company, and Powerfields group of schools, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Egbin Power Plc., Dallas Peavey, said that the organisation will continue to support the host communities in a sustainable manner.
He said this will be done not only in the area of education, but also continue to provide employment, social amenities, medi-care, security support, skills and vocational trainings to improve on the general well-being of the immediate environment and beyond.
He stated: “Today, we were able to put together a programme to offer scholarships to academically excellent students and students from the local regions that otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend schools like Powerfields. We think what this is going to do is that it is going to enrich the communities, Egbin and the nation”.
“It is part of our CSR, but it is also different. The scholarship is for a full year per student. It will cater for all expenses and costs in the full academic year, and if they continue with the excellence of their academic programme, they will benefit from the scholarship programme to university level.”
Peavey said Egbin Power had spent at least N750m in the last three years on CSR programmes.The Project Manager, Axiom Learning Solutions, the technical consultants for the scholarship programme, Ajoke Omoware, said there were two categories of scholars, adding that the first category comprised scholars selected from the three host communities while the second category comprised scholars selected from Powerfields Group of Schools.
Accompanied by their parents and guardians, the elated beneficiaries who also got automatic admission into Egbin’s Powerfields College thanked the company for the gesture and promised to keep up with excellent performance all through their academic pursuits.
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