Handover of Students Desks & Chairs and Teacher’s Tables & Chairs in Lagos
Monday, January 26, 2015
The Formal handover of 100 students desks & chairs and 10 teacher’s tables & chairs to Hope Primary School, Ikoyi, Lagos, held on Monday, January 26, 2015. The handover ceremony was conducted by the Wife of the Lagos State Government, Dame Abimbola Fashola. The items were used in furnishing the seven blocks of classrooms donated by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) to Hope Primary School, Ikoyi, Lagos. MTN Foundation also donated other items such as school bags and exercise books from the fourth phase of its Learning Facility Support Project.
Also, in attendance at the ceremony were Mrs Gbolahan Daodu, Chairman SUBEB, Mrs Bimpe Bamgbose-Martins, Chairperson, Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials COWLSO) and other Executive Committee Members of COWLSO.
Speaking at the event, the Dame Abimbola Fashola said, “We want to sincerely thank the management of MTN Nigeria for partnering with us to support the commitment of Lagos State in providing a conducive learning environment for the leaders of tomorrow from the basic education level.”
Also speaking on the MTNF-COWLSO’s partnership, Chairperson, COWLSO Building Committee, Mrs. Bimpe Bamgbose-Martins, expressed delight at the quality of work done by the contractors as well as the furnishings, adding that the project will serve the need for which it was initiated.
“I have no doubt that our collective efforts will produce the much-desired change needed in our society, and I thank the MTN Foundation for partnering with COWLSO to bring about that change,” she said.
So far about 50,000 students desks & chairs and teacher’s tables & chairs has been donated to over 225 schools since the project commenced in 2009.