As a brand that cares for its customers and communities, Etisalat Nigeria is investing in Nigeria’s Education in an effort aimed at ensuring the development of the sector while also contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
This has led Etisalat to bring some schools across key communities in Nigeria under its Adopt-A-School initiative.
The Adopt-A-School initiative involves empowering, renovation and remodelling of the school buildings, whilst equipping the schools by donating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities, laboratory equipment, textbooks and back-to-school kits amongst other support.
Among the schools that have benefitted from Etisalat’s interventions are Girls’ Government College, Dala, Kano State; Edward Blyden Memorial Primary School Okesuna, Lagos State; Akande Dahunsi Memorial High School, Ikoyi, Lagos State; Igwe-Uwokwu Village School in Oju Local Government Area, Benue State; and Nuhu Bamali Primary School, Fadi Sanka community in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Etisalat’s goal is to help Nigeria meet the objective of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 which is seen with its significant interventions in the following schools:
Girls’ Government College, Dala, Kano: This was one of the first to be adopted as several facilities were refurbished including the ICT Centre with 30 desktop computers. The library was also fitted with furniture and necessary study materials. Kwankwaso hostel block was renovated while a modern science laboratory, solar-powered potable water facility and seven classrooms with chairs and tables were also provided.
Edward Blyden Memorial Primary School, Lagos: The school compound was floored, school toilets were revamped, repairs of leaking roofs in some classrooms as well as the provision of library shelves and textbooks.
Etisalat Nigeria also remodelled the school building and donated 30 desktop computers to Nuhu Bamali Primary School, Fadi Sanka community in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Akande Dahunsi Memorial Junior and Senior High Schools, Lagos had its biology, chemistry and physics laboratories equipped in addition to the donation of a projector, laptops, a router, and free internet access.
In Benue State, Etisalat partnered with Mercy Azozo Foundation on its Knowledge on Wheels project, aimed at providing schools in rural communities with needed resources. Through this partnership, Etisalat invested in Igwe-Uwokwu school, Oju Local Government Area, Benue, where it provided pupils and teachers with learning and teaching aids.