LBS alumni donate to orphanage, promise more support
LBS alumni donate to orphanage, promise more support. Members of Class 26 of the Lagos Business School’s Advanced Management Programme have expressed their commitment to continue giving back to the less privileged.
This was made known during their visit to the Modupe Cole Memorial Child Care and Treatment Home School, Akoka, Lagos on Monday.
Led by the chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, Dimeji Olona, the group donated cash, food, and gift items to the school.
Olona said, “Since 2015, we have taken it upon ourselves through the idea of Lagos Business School by giving back to society in whatever way we can. So, we have chosen health and education as the areas we will be doing our intervention.
“We are also doing this by partnering with the Lagos State Government and other state governments to make sure that we do our bit to make sure that everyone is happy. So, we are here today to felicitate on the occasion of the independence with our brothers and sisters at this particular home.”
Olona added, “Every year, we do a CSR program. We look at the environment and choose a particular area that we can visit. Last year, we were at Oworonshoki, talking about medical outreach. We took the same outreach to Offa a year before. We went to Iseyin in Oyo state some years back. So we chose to come and visit this place today.”
The LBS alumni were conducted around the facility where they interacted with some of the students.
The school’s Head Teacher, Abosede Oyeniran, appreciated the visit, adding that there is ability in the disability of the students.
She said, “We appreciate your kind gesture. We learned you have always been coming around. Some of these children are not born like this. Some have been attending normal schools before they had this condition. Academically, some of them are not coping very well. We also have some that finished from the Federal College of Education, Oyo. We have some that finished from the University of Ibadan.
“If a child can be able to handle pen, crayon and even uses the spoon to eat; all these daily living skills, they are great achievements for us at Modupe Cole. Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government has been supportive. We also want to use this opportunity to appeal to other well-meaning Nigerians to keep supporting us.”