Eko Disco kick-starts free feeding programme for pupils

· Reiterates company's commitment to youth empowerment

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Eko Disco kick-starts free feeding programme for pupils
The school feeding programme by Eko Disco

Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC, on Wednesday, July 17, commenced free feeding programme for pupils within its network as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR.


Our Energy Correspondent, National, reports that the Executive Officer of EKEDC, Mr. Adeoye Fadeyibi, explained that the company was in partnership with an NGO, "Food for Thought", to administer free lunch on daily bases to the pupils.


The company kick-started the school feeding programme with 110 pupils of Anglican Girls Seminary School on Broad Street in Lagos Island.


Fadeyibi said the programme was centered on empowering the pupils and to also make lives comfortable for them, by providing a meal per day for one year.


According to him, this will also be less worry and relief for parents of the 110 pupils, as the company also plans to add more schools within its network.



" We decided to start with Anglican Girls Seminary School to demonstrate our good intentions as part of our CSR responsibility to Nigerians and to pupils within operations. We are not the only company or people doing this, lots of individuals are also doing it quietly to feed pupils and other Nigerians," he said.


The EKEDC helmsman, however, assured sustainability of the project, adding that the process was put in place through the NGO to ensure conformity and transparency.


" It’s not about the amount invested, but the good intention involved to impact in the lives of our great pupils. We are happy for committing enough funds and we also look towards more corporate organizations and individuals to do more.


Chief Charity Officer, Food for Thought, Miss Mary Dinah, lauded Eko Disco Management for the kind gesture for providing free food to over 100 pupils in Anglican Girls School.


Dinah said that the initiative was about feeding the poor children in local schools, especially in Lagos Island.


The NGO started its free feeding initiative in 2017 on some random schools, but this is the first time the organization it commencing daily feeding to school.


According to her, we take the responsibility to feed all pupils in Anglican Girls Seminary School with the support of EKEDC.


" We are also partnering with Lagos State Government and United Nations for effective monitoring and proper administration”, she noted.


In his remarks, the Educational Secretary, Lagos Island Education Authority, Mr. Mayegun Moshood, commended the initiative and support of EKEDC as well as Food for Thought.


Moshood said the initiative will go a long way to reduce the suffering of their parents and also reduce their expenses.

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Yunus Yusuf
Energy Correspondent, National
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