Telco Company, Airtel Nigeria will be empowering Nigerians with digital learning through its Touching Lives Program. With this program, Nigerians will be given access to the TLP.
This was disclosed in a press conference held in Lagos by Airtel’s Chief Executive Officer, Surendran Chemmenkotil. According to him, they will be working closely with the Nigerian government to achieve this.
Airtel’s Surendran Chemmenkotil
Speaking on the Touching Lives Initiatives, he said it aims to further connect with the various cities and communities where they serve.
With this, they are also focusing on the sustainability agenda.
“Last year, Airtel Africa announced an ambitious sustainability agenda with a strong focus on providing access to digital learning for underprivileged children,” Chemmenkotil said.
He added that they are “working closely with the government to uplift the standard of primary education. This will be “through the adoption of schools and providing access via financial inclusion to the unbanked and underbanked”.
During his speech, he recalled the previous season. According to him, the biggest project they embarked on was the adoption of Government Day Nursery and Primary School in Gombe state.
This was done under the Adopt-a-School program. The total number of schools they were able to adopt was a total of 7.
Through this initiative, they were able to renovate 37 classrooms, two teachers’ offices, and modernized toilet facilities among others.
They also provided clean pipe bore water, furniture for teachers’ offices, and educational supplies for the students.
He concluded his speech by reassuring us that this year’s initiative will not be different from the previous editions. It will continue to focus on the vision of the initiative.
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