Providing pupils and students with access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools early will better equip them with 21st-century learning demands, and impact greatly on their potential, Funmilayo Shokunbi, the coordinator of the Jagal Foundation, has said.
Speaking after the Jagal Foundation in collaboration with Nigerdock distributed school stationery to over 12,000 pupils and donated 124 learning computers to schools across Southwestern Nigeria, Shokunbi said the world is fast evolving, and no child should be left behind in the acquisition of relevant skills in tech-reliant societies.
Also speaking, S.A. Odewole, the zonal education officer under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Ogun State, said the Jagal Foundation’s commitment to ensuring that pupils in rural areas keep up with their peers in urbanised regions, is commendable.
According to him, the donation of ICT tools and stationery will augment the efforts of the State’s education board to provide relevant learning and teaching aids for primary schools.
The donation covered 39 primary and secondary schools in Lagos, Oyo, and Ogun States. It said donation underlines its mission to provide unique opportunities for indigenous communities, youth, and small-scale businesses.
Established in 2016, the Jagal Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of Nigerians through programmes in education, economic empowerment initiatives, training, healthcare, and counselling, as well as supporting charities whose initiatives align with its vision.
Meanwhile, Nigerdock is a leading Nigerian maritime and logistics company operating an integrated port and free zone in Lagos. It provides clients with terminal operations, marine services, logistics, property, and free zone solutions.