To celebrate Children’s Day, MTN Nigeria has donated two refurbished playgrounds to Ireti and Hope Nursery and Primary Schools, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The telecommunications giant gave the pupils a lifetime surprise on May 24 with a visit from singer, Chidinma Ekile, and child comediene, Emmanuella.
Apart from the playgrounds, the children also got gifts such as school bags and essential school learning materials.
Chidinma and Emmanuella joined top executives of MTN Nigeria led by the Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Lynda Saint-Nwafor, to treat the children to a fun-filled day of gifts and memorable interaction.
Chief Marketing Officer, MTN Nigeria, Rahul De, presented the two newly refurbished playgrounds that will enable students of the schools to play and have fun, which will in turn aid their capacity to learn.
Mr Rahul said children remind the company of the need to make the society better.
“Children are a constant reminder that we have to continue to do better, be better and improve all aspects of our lives. The drive and tenacity expressed by these children at such a young age is especially exciting, which is why we believe that access to facilities such as these playgrounds will be beneficial to the students, the schools and their communities as they will serve as avenues for the children to express their vivid imaginations,” he said.
Rahul further said that “at MTN Nigeria, we believe in empowering the Nigerian child and equipping them for the future. This is why we are also donating learning materials to students in order to give them a better educational experience.”
Under its ‘What Can We Do Together’ initiative, executed through the social investment vehicle, MTN Foundation, the company has also donated school supplies and learning materials to more than 60 primary schools across Nigeria to brighten the lives of children and make learning easier.