Building a learning culture in early childhood is difficult when the environment is not conducive.
This was stated by Nestlé Nigeria through its Director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Ms. Victoria Uwadoka, on Saturday when a fully equipped block of 3 renovated classrooms was put into operation. at Salvation Army 1 Agbara Primary School in Ogun State.
According to her, the students will now benefit from a more favorable environment with the commissioning of the block, as it is part of a project comprising 2 blocks of 5 classrooms and a nursery.
She said, “Building a culture of learning in early childhood is difficult when the environment is not conducive. That is why we are committed to improving facilities in the schools closest to our operations. Believing that access to quality education increases opportunities for a better quality of life, Nestlé Nigeria has invested in improving infrastructure in public schools, reaching over 4,000 children in the state of ‘Ogun and Abaji in the CTF for the past 3 years alone.
“The company is achieving its goal of creating thriving communities in collaboration with the state councils for universal basic education to support government efforts to reposition the education sector for better performance.
This fact was appreciated by the Executive Secretary of the Ogun State Council for Universal Basic Education, Mr. Olalekan Kuye who said: “I especially congratulate Nestlé Nigeria PLC for this commendable intervention which complements our collective desire to further improve the state of our learning environment. These projects are also unique and meet recommended standards.
“I charge the school, the management committee and the community development association and our esteemed learners to use wisely and ensure that the buildings are well secured and preserved for continued use.”
In his comments at the project handover ceremony, Alagbara d’Agbara, HRM Oba Lukman Jayeola Agunbiade said: “I am delighted that the commissioning of the classroom blocks renovated by Nestlé Nigeria is taking place during the celebration of my 5th year as Alagbara of the illustrious community of Agbara.
“I sincerely appreciate Nestlé for remaining a responsible member of this community and for investing in improving teaching and learning facilities at The Salvation Army Primary School, among others. I am therefore happy to receive this project on behalf of my people.
What you should know
Salvation Army Primary School 1 Agbara is one of the beneficiaries of Nestlé for Healthier Kids (N4HK), a school-based nutrition education program that empowers children to make better nutritional decisions from an early age to promote a future healthier.
Nestlé for Healthier Kids reaches 17,000 children in 30 schools, including 20 in Ogun State and 10 in the Federal Capital Territory.
The program is carried out in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education, the Federal Ministry of Health, the Ogun State Universal Basic Education Council, the FCT Universal Basic Education Council and the Nutrition Society of Nigeria.