As part of its on-going Corporate Social Responsibility programme and in continuation of its free exercise books donation to Lagos secondary schools, one of Nigeria’s leading pharmaceutical companies, Greenlife Pharmaceuticals Limited recently took the campaign to its immediate operating environment, Ilupeju, on the Lagos mainland.
Some of the recent beneficiaries of the free books donation included students of Mainland High School, Ilupeju Senior High School and Estate Senior High School. Leading the Greenlife management team to facilitate the books donation were the Head of Marketing, Mr Derick Osondu and the Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Amaka Nwosisi.
In his opening remarks at Mainland High School, Ilupeju, Osondu admonished the students to make judicious use of the exercise books donated to them and also gave reason why the first phase of the campaign was kick-started from Ilupeju.
“As a pharmaceutical company, our core social responsibility is to give back to the community where our business is situated. And since Greenlife is situated in Ilupeju that is why we find it necessary to start from schools based in Ilupeju. Because, as the saying goes, ‘charity begins at home’. Ilupeju is the home of Greenlife. However, we are not limiting the campaign to Ilupeju, we are taking it to all secondary schools within Lagos,”Osondu said.
In own remarks, Mrs Nwosisi said, “Although we are a pharmaceutical company, we place great value on education. And this is because we work with a lot of pharmacists. The pharmacists are who they are today because they were opportune to have good education. And since we want more of such good professionals to be produced in Nigeria that is why we are interested in the educational development of children.”
Continuing Nwosisi added, “We believe education of children should not be left to the government and parents alone. Hence we are playing our own modest part as an organization. Donation of exercise books is a token but it is important as children would be encouraged to take notes and participate actively during class lessons.”
Greenlife Pharmaceuticals commenced donation of free exercise books to Lagos secondary schools about two weeks ago. And 20,000 Higher Education books are expected to be given out to students during the first phase of the campaign.