Cakasa Ebenezer Foundation in order to kick start the events earmarked for the celebration of CNC’s 40 years of business operation and as a way of giving back to society, brought smiles to the faces of the pupils of New City and Palm Avenue Primary Schools in Mushin, Lagos State, when they paid a visit to the school in commemoration of the 2019 Children’s Day celebration.
The Children’s Day event was held on 28th May 2019 in the school premises at 32 Palm Avenue Mushin. It was witnessed by representatives of Cakasa Nigeria Company Limited staff members who are also volunteers of CEF, Pupils of the School and their Teachers.
The Staff of Cakasa Nigeria Company and other CEF Volunteers joined in the celebration and engaged the children through the provision of scholastic activities and psycho-social support in the various classes.
Members of Staff from CNC who are Safety Marshalls with the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) educated the children from Primary 3-6 about safety on the road and personal hygiene.
Each primary student was given a branded pack with school supplies such as exercise books, pens, pencils eraser and sharpener whilst the primary 5-6 students’ .
Other items donated to the school by CEF include Wastebaskets, Whiteboard Markers, Dusters and Broom to ensure the cleanliness of the school environment. These items were presented to the Head Teachers of both Schools Mrs. Rachel Babatunde and Mrs. Agnes Popoola respectively.
The highlight for the day was the cutting of the Children’s day Cake and the presentation of the other items to the School. Mrs. Popoola the Head Teacher for the Palm Avenue Primary gave the vote of thanks on behalf of the two schools. She thanked CEF and CNC for their generous donation and kind gesture to the school and prayed that they would continue to be a source of joy and succor to the society just as it has always done.
The students were delighted and did not want to leave the school premises after the event. They were excited and very thankful for the gifts received from CEF.
The enthusiasm and delight on the faces of the children brought joy and fulfillment for the staff and volunteers of CEF as the program gave them the platform of giving back to society whilst bringing hope to many.
The Head of the Safety Marshal for CNC Engr. Martins Agbetuyi held a meeting with the Head Teachers and Mrs. Helen Egbe on the possibility of inaugurating an FRSC club for the children in Primary 4-6. This club will create a platform for CEF to implement their Education program and other activities earmarked for the strengthening and the empowerment of general safety of the Children.
The volunteer teachers were stimulated, excited and grateful to CEF for the various training sessions on road safety; they assured the CEF team that they would follow up and start up the CEF Safety Club in the school.
The proposed inauguration of the FRSC Club creates an enabling platform for CEF to continue partnership with the school and produce alumni’s who eventually become brand ambassadors of CEF and contribute meaningfully to the development of the society.
The event also created a platform for CNC Head Quarters to jumpstart and be consistent in its engagement of its host community in the various corporate social responsibility initiatives embarked upon through CEF.