Maersk Nigeria Limited has demonstrated its commitment to supporting the community through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes as staff members of the company took turns to engage pupils of the State Nursery and Primary School, Arakan Barracks, Apapa in academic exercise.
The company also donated 1,000 exercise books to the school.
The staff members, mostly females, took the students from Primaries 4 to 6 in various subjects including English, Social Studies Mathematics and French.
Human Resources Manager of Maersk Nigeria, Ada Onyeri, who led the team to the school, said the teaching exercise was part of the company’s CSR in celebration of the 2017 International Women’s Day.
According to her, female staff of the company supported by their male counterparts, decided to use the occasion of the 2017 International Women’s Day to teach and inspire younger ones to grow to become productive future leaders.
“For us it is an opportunity to give back to the society. State Nursery and Primary School has been our adopted school, we have had a number of CSR activities here. We have built some school blocks and donated equipment among others.
“But today, it is very important for us because it is International Women’s day and so some of the female colleagues in our organisation supported by our men have come to use this occasion to teach the little ones and we hope by teaching, we inspire them to be like us in few years to come,” she said.
Head Teacher of the school, Dr. Louis Onukwufor, was full of appreciation to the company for its support towards the development of the school and wellbeing of its pupils.
“I appreciate your effort because this is not the first time you will be visiting the school and when I heard you were coming, I was very happy. In 2014 December, they gave us 10 computers and accessories and during our last school Inter-House Sports Competition, they gave us other gifts. They also built the four blocks of classroom in 2014 and they also refurbished our library.
“We want the staff to tell the company that we appreciate them so much. We love what they are doing for us and wish that they continue to do more for us,” she said.
Maersk Line is the world’s largest container shipping company having customs through 374 offices in 116 countries. The company was founded in 1928. Its Nigerian office was established in 1988,” Onukwufor said.
International Women’s Day is celebrated globally on March 8 every year. It commemorates the movement for women’s rights.