LG Electronics Partners Fouani to Renovate School Building, Install Solar Power, Other Facilities
As part of an effort to help improve the standard of education in the country and help students improve their learning experience, LG Electronics Nigeria in partnership with consumer electronics retailer, Fouani Nigeria Limited have renovated the United Christian Junior Secondary School building in Apapa, Lagos State and also equipped them with modern learning facilities.
This joint effort is part of the companies’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and will help to improve educational standards at the school by providing students with a modern, safe, and comfortable learning environment.
Basically it renovated the school by restoring light to the classrooms, adding doors and modern windows, painting the school, rehabilitating the basketball court, making new seats for the classes, installing solar power, planting green plants, and equipping the home economics lab with products.
Speaking at the ribbon-cutting and commissioning ceremony held at the school premises, which brought together partner of LG Electronics, Fouani Nigeria Limited, representative of Lagos District IV Tutor-General/Permanent Secretary (TGPS), the school principals, Vice Principal Administration and Academics, Parents Forum Association of the School, students and members of the community, and Managing Director, LG Electronics West Africa Operations, Mr. D.Y. Kim noted that the renovation of the school is part of the firm’s commitment to quality education.
The organization, according to him, has embarked on multiple CSR initiatives and has in the past eleven years honed its yearly CSR strategy around socio-economic development, particularly equipping the health sector; capacity building and holistic education interventions across all levels, including young professionals; and general philanthropy where most needed.
He urged the students and management of the school to make good use of the facilities and guard them jealously so that they will serve the purpose for which they are provided.
“The youths are the future, and today’s youths are the first generation of those born and raised in a fully digital age. They are also key contributors to creating social value in the future, and for this reason, we need to really consider how we can provide these young talents with a growth-enabling environment and practical opportunities so that they can gain knowledge, improve their employment skills, broaden their horizons, and realize their value”.
He disclosed that the organization would be committed to helping nurture the future of the children by constantly sending professionals that would hold classes to educate them and motivate them towards an impactful future.
Also at the ceremony is the Managing Director, Fouani Nigeria Limited, Mr. Mohamed Fouani, said the school, which he said had been in existence before the organization started operating in the environment, deserves to benefit from the operation of the Consumer Electronics firm, which majors in Electronics—Home Entertainment and Home Appliances. Stressing that the renovation was a priority for the company, he pledged that the company would do more and continue its quest across other aspects of the school.
Fouani said the inspiration behind the project is aimed at providing a conducive learning environment for schoolchildren, who are the future leaders.
“We are giving back to society. Most of us who are partners with the firm now obviously went to public schools, and then things turned around. Now everybody wants to go to a private school, and we just thought that it was important to put ourselves back where we came from.
The principal of United Christian Junior Secondary School, Mr. Olumide Badmus, who was full of excitement while responding, thanked the management of LG Electronics and Fouani Nigeria Limited for the gesture.
The Director, Education Management Information Service, representing the Tutor General/Permanent Secretary Education District IV, Mrs. Abosede Ajayi, noted that the gesture was one that will spur the students to be more dedicated to their learning, stressing that an investment in education is securing a better future for not only the benefiting individuals but for the country at large. She promised LG Electronics and Fouani Nigeria Limited that the classrooms would be efficiently maximized.
In his vote of thanks, the principal of the school, Mr. Olumide Badmus, said that he was delighted by the gesture done during his time. “Out of the six schools in Apapa Local Council Development Area, this school was chosen to do this CSR project. I can boldly say that our school can now be put on par with most Lagos Model Schools; the students are better motivated and feel more comfortable”.