The world celebrated kids all across the globe last month and it was a day to remember.
Pupils of Dr Elias Model Primary and Nursery School, Isale Eko, Lagos State can relate after pioneer e-payment provider in Nigeria, E-Tranzact celebrated the day with the boys and girls of this school.
The pupils were gifted several goody bags as part of E-Tranzact’s Social Corporate Responsibility, CSR.
MD and Chief Executive Officer, eTranzact, Mr Niyi Toluwalope had this to say, “Our key reason of being here today is to celebrate and encourage the kids because though they are in school today, they’re the future of this country.”
Also present, eTranzact’s Deputy Managing Director, Mr Hakeem Adeniji-Adele revealed that the educational institution was chosen on the recommendation of the Lagos State Government.
His words, “We got in touch with the Lagos State Government and asked for a school that we could empower as well as support the kids to have better education, and this school was recommended.
We have also discovered on getting here that parents of a lot of pupils here, are not well to do. This gives us the confidence to carry out our CSR project here, knowing it will touch the lives of a lot of families.
We believe that if we encourage these pupils, we may be creating Nigeria’s next-generation talents and key innovators of the future.”
The school’s manager, Mrs Nkem Okere disclosed that this act from eTranzact made the kids happy.
Her words, “The children are so happy with the coming of eTranzact. They are also fascinated by the appearances of the tech company’s staff. Children learn by what they see and the memories last longer. They will now begin to realise that if they study well and work hard, they can also be and look like these role models today.”
“The children here are less privileged. They are children of people living under the bridges, hawkers and truck pushers; those are the people that make up the population of the school, so they really need support from NGOs and corporate organisations. I thank e-Tranzact for this gesture and would still expect they do more because we actually need more.”