Re-Imagine Education Programme: Airtel, UNICEF Teams Visit Oremeji Primary School 2
Airtel and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) paid a joint visit to Oremeji Primary School, as part of the activities to evaluate the ongoing Re-Imagine Education Program, launched in December by both organisations.
The delegation, which was led by the Group Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Africa, Segun Ogunsanya, had the Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Carl Cruz, UNICEF Chief of Lagos Field Office, Celine Lafoucriere and other directors from Airtel and UNICEF engaged teachers, pupils, and school administrators to evaluate the impact of the program on the learning outcomes of the students.
In his remark, the Group Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Africa, Segun Ogunsanya described the pace of activity witnessed at Oremeji Primary School as impressive.
“As a business, we have focused on education as a key area of our Corporate Social Responsibility, and this far-reaching partnership with UNICEF helps us to accelerate results. So far, we are pleased that this partnership which is aimed at advancing the education agenda on the continent through facilitating connectivity and online access, is also driving change,” he said.
While interacting with teachers, pupils, and representatives of the Lagos government at the school, Mr. Cruz noted that Airtel would continue to support the growth of education in Nigeria.
He said, “Education, especially digital learning, forms a significant part of our sustainability agenda for Nigeria and Africa at large and we will stop at nothing to bridge the huge digital gap that currently exists in many primary schools across the country.”
On her part, UNICEF Chief of Lagos Field Office, Celine Lafoucriere, emphasised the importance of collaborative efforts to reimagine education.
“We are happy to join hands with Airtel in improving the digital learning landscape to create a brighter future for children and young people in Nigeria. We believe every child deserves an equal opportunity to learn and thrive; we will continue working together to provide innovative solutions that empower children to fulfil their potential,” Lafoucriere said.
The Re-Imagine project is a shared vision of Airtel and UNICEF to help transform education, leveraging the power of technology to enhance teaching and learning experiences through learning platforms and to create a more inclusive and equal learning environment for all children across the country.
The programme has over 620 beneficiaries and plans to add 600 more schools.