Tastee Fried Chicken marks Children’s Day to promote educational inclusion

By Felicia Nwosu
To make this year’s international Children’s Day exceptional and memorable, Tasty Fried Chicken (TFC), the family-centric Quick Service Restaurant (QSR), in its usual tradition held an annual spelling bee competition tagged: ‘Tastee Spelling Bee 2022”. The competition was for children from various schools across Lagos State.
TFC said it’s to sustain the tenets of its vision towards the foundational pillars of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG4), which is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities.
Annual Tastee Fried Chicken Spelling Bee was conceived in honour of Olubunmi Omotayo Adedayo, the former Executive Director of the leading brand, who pioneered the first edition of the spelling completion, and under whose beloved memory, the Bunmi Adedayo Foundation, a non-governmental organisation was established.
The Chairman, Mr. Adekunle Adedayo and his wife, Mrs. Olayinka Adedayo, the Group Managing Director, Tastee Fried Chicken, expressed excitement on how well the spelling completion has fared all these years. They are excited about the program as the initiative is the brainchild of their late son Olubunmi Adedayo and has continued to flourish.
Delivering her speech, the GMD stated that TFC Spelling Bee competition is a platform geared towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG4), to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities, as well as to cater for and promote learning through entertainment, while helping participants improve their spelling skills, as well as develop usages that will help them face the world.
 “This competition was started by our beloved HED, Oluwabunmi Adedayo. It was started so that we can encourage reading, improvement of vocabulary for the children and we are happy that the turnout was quite impressive.”
Onyeka Ezeamama, Head of Brands and Communication, reaffirmed the vision of the brand, while reiterating that Tastee Fried Chicken is committed to delivering quality, healthy and trusted meal to its teeming and loyal consumers and also holding to its doctrine of ensuring quality education.
“Our goal and focus are to ensure we continue to strive for excellence through contributing our quota to the sustainable development goal 4, which is ensuring quality education,” he said.
The TFC spelling Bee platform since its inception eleven years ago has become more of an annual tradition for children from all walks of life who troop in to have the opportunity to participate in the most coveted TFC annual competition. Each year, the organisers ensure the competition keeps getting juicer, more robust and better with richer prize winning, scholarships and other consolation prices, such as educational kits, courtesy of its partners.
This year’s edition was not different as about 40 schools across Lagos State participated in the iconic competition. Tastee Fried Chicken lived to its billing as a brand that cares beyond food consumption to all-round wellbeing of its customers with whooping prizes for the winners and all participants.
After hours of rigorous session of brainstorming and ideating by the participants who were standing physically but were ironically on hot seats, winners emerged at last.
Debrah Ogunbolu, from Child of Promise School, emerged Champion on the first position. She became the TFC spelling Bee 2022 Champion as she smiled home with the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand-naira (250,000) worth of scholarship, a laptop, a printer for the school and meal vouchers for both the teachers and pupils.
The elated Miss Ogunbolu expressed her gratitude to Tastee Fried Chicken management for putting into their plans, the future of the Nigerian Child.
“I am very excited by the opportunity and scholarship funds for school and tech camp,” she said.
While Izuchukwu Ogbonnaya, from Mac Patra Nursery & Primary School, took the second prize, at the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand naira (150,000) as scholarship, a notepad and meal vouchers for the teachers and pupils, Gideon from Pacelli School for the Blind took the third prize, which is one hundred thousand naira (100, 000) as scholarship as well, a notepad and meal vouchers for teachers and pupils. Certificates of participation were also presented to the winners.
This edition of the Tastee Fried Chicken Spelling Bee Competition, being the 11th in its series, was supported by leading brands such as Pepsi Nigeria, MTN Nigeria, Techquestcamp, and Zenith bank, Chivita juice and many others who stood behind TFC as dependable partners.
Also present at the event was Dr. Ayodeji Adeniji, the Director and Dr. Fowoke Akinleye, the Chief Operations Officer of TFC.
Bunmi Adedayo Foundation, BAF as it is popularly called, was borne out to cater for the educational needs of children with a commitment to innovatively improving the quality of teaching and learning outcome of public primary education in Nigeria.


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