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Firm, NGO to offer N2.5m education support to Nigerian children

By Azeez Olorunlomeru
17 April 2022   |   2:43 am
Underwriting firm, Leadway Assurance Company Limited and a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Slum2School Africa, are collaborating to provide free and quality education

Underwriting firm, Leadway Assurance Company Limited and a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Slum2School Africa, are collaborating to provide free and quality education to children living in slums and remote communities across the country.

This, the firm said, exemplifies its commitment to promoting quality education in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 
The planned partnership between the insurer and NGO aligns with the global quest to help the United Nations realise its SDGs for quality education and strengthen partnerships for the goals.
 
Through the partnership, 50 students living in slums and remote communities have received educational support, covering tuition fees, school kits, and education materials worth N2.5 million.
 
The support initiative includes equipping the child with critical skills through emotional intelligence training, mentorship sessions, and extra-curricular activities.
 
According to the firm, the remarkable scheme has, however, enhanced the provision of well-rounded and multi-dimensional education to primary school students in selected slums within the state for academic session.
 
Speaking on the initiative, Group Chief Marketing Officer, Leadway Holdings, Olusakin Labeodan, stated that the partnership is in consonance with Leadway’s overarching organisational objective to create value and enhance the standard of living of people within and outside the communities where it operates.

”As a forward-thinking and value-creating organisation, Leadway is dedicated to consistently improving lives and advancing social impact in our communities, particularly in underserved areas.
  
He stressed that the partnership extends beyond providing access to quality education to positively influencing the future of Nigerian children, as it is no cliché that the young ones of today are indeed the building blocks of tomorrow’s leadership.
 


“This commitment has driven the organisation to partner with like-minded organisations to collectively actualise these objectives, leading to a more sustainable future for our children. So, we are deliberate about helping children in these communities gain access to quality education as a means to socio-economic emancipation.”

Also speaking, the founder, Slum2School Africa, Otto Orondaam, affirmed that the drive to accelerate the reduction of out-of-school children living in hard-to-reach communities across Africa by the provision of equal access to quality education can be achieved through the contributions of individuals and organisations that are not only socially responsible, but also interested in achieving impact.

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