27 C
Lagos
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
- Advertisement -

Prudential Zenith Donates $100,000 to Slum2School

Opinion

Development of Nigeria’s Digital Economy Anchored on Eight Pillars – A Speech by Isa Patanmi

I am highly delighted to launch the Digital Nigeria Portal and Mobile App as part of the implementation of our National Digital...

Why I Made TIME100 Most Influential People of 2020

Not every day do you wake up to this —honoured to be named to the 2020 Time100 from TIME. This has been...

Subsidizing the Naira Blocks Nigeria’s Economic Takeoff By Kingsley Moghalu

The Naira should be floated to find its exchange rate value on the market if Nigeria’s economy is to become productive, instead...

Africa, AfCFTA, The Private Sector and The Way Forward By Abdul Samad Rabiu

I start by congratulating African leaders on the opening of the AfCFTA secretariat last month. I believe the secretariat will further help...

Prudential Zenith Life Insurance has donated the sum of One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$100,000) to Slum2School Africa to help combat the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education in disadvantaged communities in Nigeria. The donation was made through a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Fund from the Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm of Prudential Plc in Asia and Africa.

Slum2School Africa is a leading volunteer-driven developmental organisation, transforming society by empowering underprivileged children in slums and remote communities with quality education, entrepreneurial skills and psychosocial support to enable them to realise their full potential and become social reformers.

Speaking during the presentation of the cheque, the Managing Director/CEO, Prudential Zenith Life Insurance Limited, Mr. Chuks Igumbor said that: “Our contribution to Slum2School’s activities demonstrates our corporate social responsibility action plan which is targeted towards communities most in need of the support we provide.” He noted further that “the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted all aspects of our lives including the education sector, with a steep widening of education inequality as children and youths from underprivileged communities are unable to access the learning materials that students from affluent backgrounds are able to access. The strategic partnership between Prudential Zenith Life and Slum2School, therefore, aims to bridge this gap and engage learners from Nursery to Senior Secondary School across twenty slums and communities in Lagos State.”

The $100,000 donation will be used to procure 300 tablets with internet connections, 34 laptops for Slum2School facilitators, 34 whiteboards, markers and board eraser sets, state-of-the-art learning studio for 50-90 pupils per session, stationery for students, as well as learning programs and software. In addition to the cash donation, relief foodstuff was also provided to less privileged families within the identified communities to assist in these trying times.

Prudential Zenith Life Insurance Limited is part of Prudential Plc, one of the oldest life insurance companies in the world. It provides a range of insurance and investment-linked savings products designed to suit corporate and individual customers’ budgets.

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Business Profiles

Edefe Ojomo

Edefe Ojomo is a lecturer in the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She has a...

Afsane Jetha

Afsane Jetha is the Managing Partner and CEO of Alta Semper Capital, which she co-founded in 2015 alongside Ronald Lauder (Chairman of...

Okechukwu Ohanta

Okechukwu Ohanta is the Sub-Surface Manager at Tenoil Petroleum and Energy Services. Mr Ohanta is responsible for the company's subsurface studies, formation...

Chukwunonye Emenalo

Chukwunonye Emenalo is a lecturer of financial management at Lagos Business School. His teaching interests are in financial management/corporate finance. His research...

Oyewale Ariyibi

Oyewale Ariyibi is the Chief Financial Officer at FBN Holdings Plc. Before this appointment, he was Chief Finance Officer at Transnational Corporation...