From Ngozi Onyeakusi, Lagos
Guinea Insurance (GI) Plc, in line with its Social Corporate Responsibility (CSR) initiatives has donated educational materials ranging from; note books, Biros, School bags, Note pads, T-shirts and key holders to three primary schools in Lagos.
According to the company, the second phase of its 2014 CSR initiative tagged “Engaging Tomorrow’s Leaders Today,” had been activated in three primary schools namely: Fadeyi Primary School, Lagos Mainland Local Government (LMLG) Primary School and Onayade Community Primary School, all sited in a large school compound at No. 9 Shiro Street, Fadeyi, Lagos State.
The Managing Director, GI Plc, Polycarp Didam, at the event, reaffirmed the company’s resolve to continually encourage academic and moral excellence from the grassroots because, it was considered a universal truth that youths are tomorrow’s leaders. “Tomorrow’s leaders should be assured, flexible, selfless and ready to collaborate, this, we believe, will come to pass only when we make certain that the youths of today are properly groomed and continually nurtured to imbibe the elementary guidelines of leadership, which we reckon, is deeply rooted in excellence. Hence, our charge to oblige this clarion call”
In the same vein, the Divisional Director, Corporate and Legal Services, Isioma Omoshie encouraged the pupils to be conscientious with their studies to enable them reach out for greater heights in life. In her words, “Imagine a world without schools and colleges! Impossible! No matter how much we hate waking up early for school or studying all night for those tests and exams, we all know that education is very important because, it is much easier for us to become successful and realize our dreams as compared to those of us that are not educated.”
An array of educational items donated by the company, were presented thus: 45 pupils won the special prize item i.e. branded school bags for excelling in, academics, sports, morals, neatness, punctuality and creativity. 41 academic and non-academic staff was appreciated for their astute presence of mind, high probity and dogged embrace of positive, organised teaching character and outlook, despite the numerous setbacks elicited by lack of adequate infrastructural facilities in the schools.
They also received packaged prized gifts each containing: note pads, t-shirts and key holders. On the whole, notebooks and biros were distributed across-board to all pupils of the three schools.
In appreciation of this gesture by GI Plc, The Head teachers of the schools: Fadeyi Primary School, Lagos Mainland Local Government (LMLG) Primary School and Onayade Community Primary School: Messrs. Muritala Seidat Abosede, Shobande Benedicta Ekundayo and Ezeoke Philomena Ikwuoma respectively, expressed their heartfelt gratitude for the company’s compassionate support.