The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) as donated N10 million to Maisandari Alamderi Model Nursery and Primary School in Maiduguri as part of a three-year funding scheme for the administration and maintenance of the school which it donated to the Borno State government in 2017 to help the internally displaced persons (IDPS).
Report revealed that the donation was part of the NSE’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.
NSE Divisional Head for Shared Services, Bola Adeeko, in a statement said that NSE is convinced that education was key to unlocking Africa’s greatest potential, hence its huge investments in its educational intervention programs.
“We will continue to do our best to create community focused initiatives to support the United Nations Sustainanble Development Goal (SDG) number 4 which seeks to achieve inclusive and equitable quality education for all by 2030.
“We donated the Maisandari Alamderi Model Nursery and Primary School not just to provide quality education in the IDP camp but to also create a model for educatioanl experience for vulnerable children in underserved and crisis prone communities,” Adeeko stated.
The Bornu state school initiative, in its 18th month of existence, has received positive feedbacks and tetimonials from the community leaders and parents as it continues to make giants steps, having directly impacted over 200 families and recorded zero dropout of the 250 pupils enrolled in schools.
“The achievement recorded have been made possible by the critical roles played by our implementing partners, Bridge International Academies, the Borno State Government, SUBEB Chairman, Local Government and other stakeholders who are committed to sustaining the impact of the project.
“We are currently working to expand this intervention and hope that the organizations and individuals can join us in our efforts to increase access to qualitative education for the IDPs,” Adeeko further stated.
The NSE said it was committed to fostering partnerships in developing new initiatives along its four CRS pillars which are the ‘Marketplace, Workplace, Community and Environment’.
According to NSE, the dynamic approach will continue to provide opportunities for the often neglected in the community to live a deserving life.