Staff, participants and members of alumni of Lagos Business School (LBS), came out in the early hours of Saturday, November 19, 2016 to participate in a charity walk for the education of disadvantaged children in Nigeria.
As part of LBS 25th anniversary celebration, the School decided to mark this incredible milestone by giving back to the society. According to 2014 UNICEF reports, about 10 million Nigerian children are not in school. This Walk-for-Education was geared towards raising awareness and funds for the education of these children.
Speaking to the official sponsor of the charity walk, John Obaro, CEO, SystemSpecs, stated that his organisation was extremely glad to be a part of the Walk-for-Education because LBS is a model for quality education. “LBS stands for good quality education in Nigeria, we are delighted to partner with them; when we were asked it was a very easy thing for us to do. LBS stands for good ethics; good education and these are two areas that are very important to us at SystemSpecs” he said.
Marie-Therese Phido, CEO, Elevato and Associates (AMP 23), stated that the charity walk for education of disadvantaged children was necessary because education is paramount, as it is the foundation of the society. “It is important that we continue to highlight to society how important education is. Nowadays most charities focus on other aspects namely; illness, infant mortality, orphanages and hardly anybody focuses on education. Education is the bedrock of the society and in order to impact the next generation, we must continually beam the spotlight on it and put it on the forefront” she said.
The walk came to an end with a photo networking session.