Chivita Celebrates Children with Special Needs to Promote Inclusivity

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L-R: Zainab Obagun, Head, Public Affairs & Communications, Chivita|Hollandia (CHI Limited); Adenike Oyetunde, General Manager, Lagos State Office of Disability Affairs; Mrs Hilda Twins, Head of Early Children Care Development ECCDE/Special Unit, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Maryland, Lagos; Sergio Martins, Chief Financial Officer, Chivita|Hollandia (CHI Limited); Temitope Adedayo-Ojo, Chief People Officer, Chivita|Hollandia (CHI Limited); Chigurl, Comedian and Brand Ambassador at the Children’s Day Event Celebration recently held by Chivita|Hollandia. Chivita Celebrates Children with Special

As part of its aim at promoting inclusivity and diversity, Chivita, the leading brand of fruit juices, recently celebrated children with special needs on Children’s Day.

 

The event which was held at the Chivita lounge, had in attendance over 50 pupils from Modupe Cole Memorial School, Yaba, Lagos; Lagos State Special School, Igbobi, Lagos; and Central Primary School, Oshodi, Lagos.

Distinguished representatives from various educational and advocacy institutions including Mrs. Adenike Oyetunde, General Manager of the Lagos State Office of Disability Affairs; Mrs. Hilda Twins, Head of Early Children Care Development ECCDE/Special Unit, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Maryland, Lagos and Mrs. Dolapo Agbede, Disability Inclusion Advisor, Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD), also teachers and caretakers from all invited schools.

The event featured a lineup of activities tailored to inspire and empower the young participants. This include a keynote speech delivered by Mrs. Adenike Oyetunde, special appearance by Chigurl, popular commedian and brand ambassador and an inspirational video, highlighting stories of resilience and achievement, after which the children engaged in games with opportunities to win exciting prizes.

Commenting on the objective of the event, Temitope Adedayo-Ojo, Chief People Officer, Chivita|Hollandia stated that, this year’s Children’s Day theme, ‘Promote Inclusivity,’ resonates deeply with the company’s commitment to foster a more inclusive workplace and society. “We have chosen to celebrate these children because we believe this experience will be enlightening and inspirational, showing them that they can achieve anything they set their minds to.” She added.

Mrs. Toyin Nnodi, Chivita|Hollandia, Marketing Director, revealed that, it’s imperative that we shine a light on the invaluable contributions and unique potential of children with special needs. By fostering inclusivity and providing opportunities for every child to thrive, we not only enrich their lives but also strengthen the foundation of our society. “At Chivita|Hollandia, we are committed to championing this cause and ensuring that every child, regardless of ability, is empowered to dream big and achieve greatness.” She added.

Children’s Day, which is celebrated in Nigeria on May 27 annually, is dedicated to celebrating children all over the world, and to inspire them on their journey to greatness.