As world Celebrates Teachers’ Day, telecommunication services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has congratulated all teachers for their hard work, steadfastness, self-sacrifices and for contributing to nation building by helping to develop and nurture future leaders. The brand has vowed to continue to support the growth of education through its Corporate Social Responsible (CSR) initiative of adopting schools.
The Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya described teachers as heroes in the education sector and deserve to be celebrated.
“As an organization, we are very passionate about education, just as we believe that teachers are the real heroes of every modern society.
“At various stages in our lives, we all have been taught by teachers, and so we have utmost respect and admiration for individuals who have chosen this noble profession of teaching. We celebrate teachers who play a very important role in providing quality education at all levels,” he said.
He also added that “though it is said that a teacher’s reward is in Heaven, we believe that at Airtel we can support teachers in our own way. This we do through the robust implementation of our flagship CSR programme, Adopt-a-School.”
Airtel’s Adopt-a-School programme provides a solid a platform for the telco to empower underprivileged kids by adopting schools in rural areas on a long term basis, rehabilitating the said schools, providing amenities and donating uniforms, writing materials and books to the children as well as providing regular, world class training for the teachers.
Some of Airtel’s adopted schools include Oremeji Primary School, Ajegunle, Lagos State; Iyeru-Okin Primary School, Offa, Kwara State, Presbyterian Primary School, Ediba, Cross River State; St. John’s Primary School, Oke-Agbo, Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State and Community Primary School, Amumara, Imo State.
In line with its commitment to developing the Nigerian educational sector, Airtel has announced that it is set to commission one of its newly adopted schools, Yahaya Hamza LEA Primary School, Zaria, Kaduna State.