Mona School wins N3m prize in Bourn Factor talent competition
For demonstrating originality and innate ability during the maiden edition of Bourn Factor Talent Hunt Competition, Mona School, Sapele, Delta State, has won N3million grand prize of the competition.
Difference Academy, Ile- Ife, Osun State, won N2million for coming second, while Faith Heritage Gold Schools, Abeokuta, Ogun State, got N1million as the third-place winner.
The top-three winners were unveiled recently in Lagos at Cadbury Nigeria Plc, where the company restated its commitment towards youths’ development as well as their wellbeing.
Managing Director of the firm, Mrs. Oyeyimika Adeboye, at the event declared that the company through its initiatives would continue to complement the effort of the Federal Government on youth development.
She said: “Part of our value is to love our consumers and our brands. As a business, we are not only concerned about making money from our communities, but we are also supporting people in the communities to grow and develop as a people. The idea of Bourn Factor was generated while we were thinking about how we can pay back those who are buying our products, and mainly for our younger children. Looking at the population of Nigeria, over 60-65 per cent of the population are under the age of 14 and that is a big catchment area for our business. We want to make sure we touch the lives of these children and nourish them for the future.
“We agree that future of our nation is in the hands of our children. Therefore, if we keep collecting money from the parents and do not do something beyond that, then we might not be helping the children in our communities.”
Senior Category Manager, Cocoa Beverage, West Africa, Ifeoma Chuks-Adizue, said the brand appreciates the cooperation of the management of the participating schools, particularly for giving the children the time required to complete the process of the competition.
Speaking on behalf of the winners, the Head of Administration at Mona School, Mrs. Ejiro Akinyomi said the schools are happy to be associated with Bourn Factor because the competition afforded them an opportunity to really dig deep to discover the talents in their wards.