No less than 42 Nigerian children who have shown exemplary character and bravery have so far benefited from the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of Dufil Prima Foods Plc.
To this end, the company recently recognized three other heroes as the winners of its 2021 Indomie Independence Day Awards (IIDA).
IIDA is a corporate social responsibility initiative of the team of Dufil Prima Foods, the maker of Indomie instant noodles. The award, which began in 2008, aims to recognize and celebrate children under the age of 15 who have demonstrated extraordinary acts of heroism in the face of danger or societal challenges.
The IIDA initiative has so far benefited 42 Nigerian children who have demonstrated exemplary character and bravery.
At this year’s award ceremony, which took place in Lagos, Master Joshua Agboola, Master Elijah Daniel Emenka and Miss Favor Sunday won the categories of intellectual, physical and social bravery respectively. They went home with 1 million scholarships each.
In his welcome speech, CEO of Dufil Prima Foods Plc, Mr. Adhi Narto said, “IIDA reflects the importance and belief of our company in the extraordinary qualities of the Nigerian child, which should never be ignored, but rather celebrated and celebrated. reward.
“This is in keeping with our core values and our deep conviction that in every child is the seed of greatness. A belief that the child heroes we celebrate has once again been strengthened by pushing the boundaries of courage and performance to a new level, ”he said.
In addition, Dayo Israel, a permanent member of the Lagos State Board of Trustees, stressed the need for every Nigerian child to be empowered through quality education and science orientation.
She said: “I would like to thank Dufil Prima Foods for the wonderful job they are doing in Nigeria. IIDA is the largest and most inspiring program for children in Nigeria. It is commendable for an organization like Dufil Prima Foods for remaining consistent with its social responsibility agenda as it has done, making a substantial contribution to the growth and development of Nigerian children, without necessarily getting anything in return. .
The other awards of the evening were honorary awards for Ms. Olajumoke Matilda Otitoloju for her social services as an advocate for children’s rights, including children with disabilities and community development through her Iyaniwura Children Care Foundation.