Dufil Prima Foods, makers of noodles brand, Indomie, has rewarded 10 Nigerian children with millions of naira worth of scholarship each for their outstanding bravery.
The winners were announced at the 10th edition of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative tagged ‘Indomie Independence Day Award’ (IIDA).
Three winners were awarded from each category of the award (Physical bravery, Social bravery and Intellectual bravery) and one for the ‘most outstanding bravery act’ category, making a total of 10 as against 3 winners in previous editions.
The initiative is to extol and support the exemplary accomplishments of children who have shown courage and determination in situations that ordinarily would bring fear.
The winners for Intellectual Bravery are 13year old Paul David from Markurdi, invented radio station; 11year old from Markurdi who exhibited various inventions; 14year old Joel Clement from Kano who constructed Incubator for hatching eggs.
Winner for Physical Bravery are 14year old Zulka Mohammed from Adamawa who saved group of children from terrorist attack; 14year old Ubong Akpan from Akwa Ibom that saved the life of a nursing woman and Adejorin Oluwatobiloba, 15 years that rescued a girl from kidnappers.
Other winners from Social Bravery are 15year old Olarenwaju Oluwafemi from Ibadan who used football competitions to campaign against crimes; 12year old John Blessing from Ogun who advocates against child abuse and 8year old Wealth John from Nasarawa who saved a girl from child marriage. Also, Chibuoyim Nnakwe, 11year old who saved his mother from impending death won the award for the most outstanding bravery act for the year.
In her goodwill message, the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan, commended and congratulated Dufil Prima Foods on the occasion of the 10th edition of IIDA. The Independence Day Heroes Award to Nigerian children that have shown extraordinary acts of bravery and determination in the face of danger to their lives and difficult challenges in the society is indeed an addition to the success story of Dufil Prima Foods, having made Indomie a household name in Nigeria.
While delivering the keynote address at the event, Mr. Graham Stothard the Executive Director, The Caleb Group of Schools, Lagos, said the country has a great future especially with young innovators and brave children emerging. He therefore urged all stakeholders to support children in their quest to achieve their dreams and aspirations.