Following the successful maiden edition of the Cadbury Bournvita Tech Boot Camp, where 50
children were trained on technological skills in 2019, in Lagos State only, Cadbury Bournvita
rolled out the 2nd edition, from 4th August 2020, to 4th September 2020. The programme, which was virtual, this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, had five streams of 52 children weekly.
Staying true to their commitment of expanding the scope to accommodate more participants in subsequent editions, the just concluded Tech Boot Camp recorded more than 400% increase, with 260 children aged 9-16, participating across different States in Nigeria.
Another interesting feature this year was the Bournvita Partnership with Google, which
expanded the training curriculum to include the Google CS First Curriculum, a globally
recognised certification for children that are enthusiastic about tech. Other certifications
include Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Coding and Life Skills.
As a brand committed to supporting families by providing the right nourishment for their
children, to enable them to go after their dreams relentlessly, Bournvita is enriched with over
17 essential vitamins and minerals, which provide nourishment, ensure healthy growth, boost immunity and reduce fatigue.
At the virtual sessions, children developed virtual cars, bull’s-eye games, virtual dice, digital
clocks, wheeled cars, sound systems, LED lights and programmed robots in the robotics and
App development sessions. For the Artificial Intelligence sessions, participants garnered
knowledge on facial recognition, machine language translator, and emotion analysis AI model.
At the closing ceremony, the Category Brand Manager, Cocoa Beverage, Chioma Nwichi,
encouraged participants to make use of the skills they had acquired, stating that though the
edition may have ended, they must keep working on their dreams, which should never end. She recognised and rewarded the most active participant of each stream and hinted that there will be subsequent editions of the Bournvita Tech Boot Camp.
BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Appoints Olaleye As LASPOTECH Rector
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Dr. Oluremi Nurudeen Olaleye as the new Rector of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH).
The appointment was announced in a statement from the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education and signed by Omolase Yejide, Head Public Affairs on Monday.
Mr. Olaleye was earlier interviewed by the Institution’s Governing Council and subsequently recommended.
He is to serve five years single tenure will take effect from 1st December 2020 at the expiration of the tenure of the Acting Rector, Mr. Olumide Olusola Metilelu.
WORLD TOILET DAY: HYPO TOILET CLEANER SEEKS END TO OPEN DEFECATION
With the global calculation of about 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation and at risk of deadly diseases globally, Hypo Toilet Cleaner in celebration of the World Toilet Day, rehabilitated and maintained over 50 water closets in three high traffic areas in Lagos State while providing access to free usage to encourage the use of public toilets and reduction of open defecation
2020 World Toilet Day in Nigeria is themed: “Sustainable Sanitation and Climate Change“.
While demonstrating its contribution towards curtailing the global sanitation crisis and achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 6: “water and sanitation for all come 2030″ , Hypo took the World Toilet Day sensitisation and awareness campaign to Berger, Oshodi and Ojo area, offering free defecation service at these identified public facilities.
L-R: Mr. Opeyemi Awojobi, Sponsorship Manager- Tolaram Group,Mrs. Adenike Adebayo, maintenance manager Ojodu Berger Toilet; Mrs Sola Hassan, Director Public Health Education, Lagos State Min of Health;Mr Akintayo Akinseloyin, Brand Manager Hypo Toilet cleaner and Mrs Olasunkanmi Fasilat, Cleaner Ojodu Berger toilet during the Hypo Toilet cleaner maintenance activity to commemorate 2020 world toilet day in Lagos.
The three days long activity which was organized with the participation of the Lagos State Ministry of Health is geared towards building the trust of the public towards utilizing public toilets while also bringing into their consciousness the need to ensure good maintenance and hygiene culture in these facilities to curtail the spread of deadly infectious diseases and encourage more usage.
Speaking at the event at Ojodu Berger Motor Park Toilet facility, the Brand Manager, Hypo Toilet Cleaner, Akintayo Akinseloyin, said with the huge infrastructural deficit in terms of toilet facilities across Nigeria, according to statistics, there is need to create massive sensitisation around behavioral change towards using safe toilets and eschewing open defecation.
“We have decided to take over the cleaning and management of over 50 Water Closets in Berger, Arena market in Oshodi and Trade fair, all in Lagos state for the first phase of our programme. We shall be deploying our resources including the Hypo toilet cleaner to keep the toilet sparkling, attractive and germs free. By so doing, people who make use of the facilities can have a positive view of public toilet and develop a taste for using it when there is need for it.”
“Today we want to build people’s trust in using public toilet facilities, discouraging the act of indiscriminate defecation in open places while working towards the objective of a hygienically safe environment for all.
The Director, Health Education, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Shola Hassan commended Hypo on its partnership with the state government in discouraging the culture of open defecation, unhygienic practice among the people thereby keeping infectious diseases around the environment at bay.