AIFA Reading Society, a non-profit organisation focused on fostering a reading culture and promoting quality education for sustainable development, has donated textbooks, notebooks and other educational materials to students of Eko Akete Grammar School, Lagos.
The donation was in partnership with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) / Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo) and its co-venture partners, ExxonMobil, Total Energies and Agip was in line with its mission of attaining sustainable educational development, by promoting literacy and reading culture.
The partners also launched a book reading club, which will be supported by Women in Shell (WIS) volunteers to sustain the interest in reading sparked by the donations.
Representatives of NNPC/SNEPCo, Lagos State Ministry of Education and the Education District III, Directors of AIFA Reading Society, the school’s administrators and members of the Junior School Parents’ Forum also attended the event.
Through its various initiatives, AIFA Reading Society has reached over 100,000 children and adults in Nigeria and continues to increase its reach.
In addition to the book donations to the school library, 30 students with commendable academic performances from the Junior and Senior School received backpacks donated by Ibikunle Dashur Foundation, Fabian Ajogwu Foundation and Kenna Partners.
Ibikunle Dashur and Professor Fabian Ajogwu (SAN), directors of AIFA Reading Society, championed the donation.
Miss Ifebuchi Ozougwu, a student in her final year (SSS3), received a scholarship covering her tertiary education from Fabian Ajogwu Foundation.
Congratulating Ozougwu, Ajogwu urged stakeholders and individuals to empower the younger generation for a better nation.
Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer of Whyte Cleon Limited and a Director of AIFA Reading Society, Mrs. Nireti Adebayo, reiterated the Society’s commitment to its mission to achieve sustainable educational development by promoting literacy and reading culture.
She advised the students to take advantage of the Society’s opportunities to improve themselves as the future of Nigeria lies with them.
Also, Strategy, Planning and Operations Manager, Corporate Relations Nigeria, Mr. Tunde Adams, who represented the Managing Director, SNEPCo, applauded SNEPCo’s commitment to improving the quality of education in Nigeria as education takes the place of pride in the list of social investment activities of the company.
In her remarks, the representative of the Group Managing Director, NNPC, Mrs. Tolulope Derin-Adefuwa, stated that NNPC believes in touching lives through education and will continue to support education.
She urged students to believe in themselves, represent Nigeria positively and shine the light wherever they find themselves.
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