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Nestle Nigeria empowers children in Lagos State on environmental sustainability

Nestle Nigeria empowers children in Lagos State on environmental  sustainability

Nestle Nigeria has taught over 8,000 children about healthy nutrition, active lifestyles, hygiene, and sustainability under Nestle for Healthier Kids (N4HK) every year, according to a statement by the firm.

N4HK is Nestle’s global flagship initiative which aims to help 50 million children lead healthier lives by 2030 by promoting healthier choices and providing children with the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions which contributes to creating a more sustainable future for everyone.

At the closing ceremony of the Sustainability Training for Kids in Lagos State in partnership with the International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI), Nestle Nigeria announced the extension of N4HK to the state this year, starting with 137 children who participated in the sustainability training across five primary schools within Ilupeju.

Victoria Uwadoka, corporate communications, public affairs, and sustainability lead at Nestle Nigeria, said in her address, that, “We are delighted to see the positive impact of the N4HK sustainability training on children across Lagos state.

“By instilling a sense of environmental responsibility at an early age, we are nurturing a generation that will actively contribute to a more sustainable future. We recognise the collaboration of our Partners, International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI) and Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB) for their unwavering commitment to raising a healthier generation.”

Olumide Idowu, founder of International Climate Change Development Initiative said, “In partnership with Nestle Nigeria, we have trained and instilled responsibility and awareness in children about their environmental impact. This promotes sustainable habits, empowers informed choices, and cultivates a mindset of environmental stewardship.

“By learning about recycling and waste management, children develop environmental empathy and become advocates for positive change,” Idowu said.

Titi Oshodi, the special adviser to the governor of Lagos State on circular economy said, “The health and well-being of our children are in our hands. By empowering them

to make informed choices, addressing issues like malnutrition, and promoting sustainable practices, we can pave the way for a brighter, healthier future.

“Let us commit to working together across sectors and borders to ensure that every child has the opportunity to thrive. It is truly a privilege and an honor to be associated with a social development initiative that holds such profound significance for the future of our generation,” she said.

“Nestle’s dedication and commitment to promoting a healthier and more sustainable future for our children is commendable and deeply appreciated,” Oshodi said.