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Children’s Day: Beyond the nostalgia and fun


On Saturday, May 27, 2023, we joined children and parents worldwide to celebrate Children’s Day, a special day dedicated to cherishing and honouring the younger generation that brings joy and adds colour to the ever-evolving world. For parents, this day holds a special place in their hearts as they celebrate their children’s birthdays and reminisce about their childhood and the beautiful childhood memories.

The celebration has become a tradition often looked forward to with earnest anticipation, as children are granted a well-deserved break from school and engage in various exciting activities, such as excursions and lively march parades.

Beyond the marches and activities, Children’s Day serves as a gentle reminder of the importance of embracing the innocence, laughter, and endless curiosity that these little and precious ones possess. It allows us to reflect on our journey as children and appreciate the valuable life lessons we learned along the way. As we watch children explore the world with wide-eyed wonder, one cannot help but embrace the nostalgic feeling of a time when imagination knew no bounds.

Do you remember those carefree days when laughter echoed through the streets and the world was our oyster? We chased dreams with reckless abandon, believing that anything was possible. From climbing trees to riding bicycles, every day held the promise of new adventures. Oh, how we long to relive those moments, even for a fleeting moment.

The beauty of childhood lies in the simplicity and purity of each moment. The innocence of childhood painted our lives with vibrant hues of joy. Our hearts danced to the rhythm of unbridled laughter, and our spirits soared high on the wings of imagination. We reveled in simple pleasures—a game of hide-and-seek, where the thrill of being found or finding a perfect hiding spot brought uncontainable joy.

Who could forget those birthday parties, with colourful balloons, delicious treats, and friends gathered to celebrate another year of growing up? Those moments created bonds and memories that would last a lifetime.

On every Children’s Day, we are reminded of the invaluable life lessons we learned during childhood. These seemingly insignificant experiences played a significant role in shaping us into the adults we are today. From the exhilaration of playing hide-and-seek to the satisfaction of playing dress-up, we discovered the importance of patience, perseverance, and the power of imagination. Each scraped knee and tumble taught us resilience and the courage to rise again. These little lessons gave us a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

However, as we celebrate Children’s Day and indulge in nostalgia, we also recognise education’s vital role in shaping a child’s future. Education is the key that unlocks doors to endless possibilities and empowers us to realise our dreams. It equips us with knowledge, skills, and confidence to navigate life’s challenges and create a better world for ourselves and others.

Education is essential for a child’s future, yet many families struggle with the financial burden of providing quality education. The tuition, books, and other expenses can be overwhelming, making it difficult for children to receive the education they deserve. This financial hurdle can have long-lasting effects on a child’s life and limit their opportunities for success.

While the current global economic condition undoubtedly poses a massive threat to our financial security, making it more challenging to provide and meet our basic needs, losing a breadwinner at these times will be a wedge that hinders the actualisation of a child’s dreams. This reality is evident in the data from the 2021 World Bank report, which stated that more than 11 million Nigerian children are out of school. One of the key contributors is the loss of a financial breadwinner or an education sponsor.

The question is what can be done to ensure that these young and free-spirited individuals enjoy the opportunity to express their imaginations to their world and beyond – without interruption. This is where Leadway Assurance Company Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial services provider, comes in.

With Leadway’s range of Educational Plans your child can have uninterrupted learning for a secure future. Knowing that nothing can stand in the way of achieving your children’s dream, not even the inevitable, gives peace of mind.

These plans alleviate the financial burden often accompanying the pursuit of education, ensuring our children’s learning journey remains uninterrupted. By taking proactive steps towards securing a child’s future, parents are assured that their children’s dreams are insulated from any unforeseen challenges, no matter how devastating they could be.

As such, parents need to employ a risk mitigation measure like insurance to protect their children’s education in the event of death or financial difficulty. With an insurance policy in place, parents can rest assured that come what may, the continuity of their children’s education is guaranteed.

So, this year, as we celebrate the remarkable individuals our children are becoming, let us leverage our childhood memories as instigators to put smarter risk protection measures in place. Let us nurture their curiosity, encourage their dreams, and ensure they have access to uninterrupted quality education. Together, let us pave the way for a future where every child’s potential is sure to be realised and their dreams a guaranteed reality.

To learn more about the various education plans, please get in touch with Leadway’s risk management experts by visiting https://www.leadway.com/education/. You can also call the Leadway customer care line on 01-2800-700 or email [email protected] for professional advice. You can also request a callback by visiting www.leadway.com/call-me.

We are also within your reach on WhatsApp via our virtual assistant support on 08129997044 or any of our social media outlets – @leadwayassurance on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can also send a DM, and we will revert with all the required information.