Airtel congratulates teachers on ‘World Teachers' Day’

As the world marked ‘World Teachers’ Day’ on October 5 annually, leading telecommunication services provider, Airtel Nigeria, on Wednesday congratulated all teachers for their hard work, steadfastness, self-sacrifices and for contributing their share to nation building by helping nurture tomorrow’s leaders.

The telco expressed its joy at yet another opportunity to celebrate teachers who the CEO / MD of Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, describes as heroes in the educational sector.

“As an organization, we are very passionate about education, just as we believe that teachers are the real heroes of every modern society.
“At various stages in our lives, we all have been taught by teachers, and so we have utmost respect and admiration for individuals who have chosen this noble profession of teaching. We celebrate teachers who play a very important role in providing quality education at all levels,” he said.

Ogunsanya added that Airtel chooses to support teachers through the robust implementation of their flagship CSR programme, Adopt-a-School.

Airtel’s Adopt-a-School programme provides a solid a platform for the organization to empower underprivileged kids by adopting schools in rural areas on long-term basis by rehabilitating the said schools, providing amenities and donating uniforms, writing materials and books to the children as well as providing regular, world-class training for the teachers.

Some of Airtel’s adopted schools include Oremeji Primary School, Ajegunle, Lagos State; Iyeru-Okin Primary School, Offa, Kwara State, Presbyterian Primary School, Ediba, Cross River State; St. John’s Primary School, Oke-Agbo, Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State and Community Primary School, Amumara, Imo State.

In line with its commitment to developing the Nigerian educational sector, Airtel has announced that it is set to commission one of its newly adopted schools, Yahaya Hamza LEA Primary School, Zaria, Kaduna State.


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