Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc builds Vocational Center for Special Needs Children in Apapa

As part of her Corporate Social Responsibility activities and community outreach projects, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc. recently commissioned a newly built vocational center for special needs children at the Methodist Primary School in Apapa.

The project which was executed under the direct supervision of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), was developed in partnership with the Care-giver initiative, a Non-Governmental Agency based in Lagos.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony held recently, Mr. Joseph Umolu, the Company Secretary, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc. disclosed that education and welfare were core pillars of focus for FMN’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, and that the development of the new vocational center will provide not just a conducive environment for learning, but will offer vocational skills to children with disabilities and enable them to become self-reliant and productive members of their communities.

The newly built center which was completely funded by Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc., is equipped with desks and chairs, several laptops, industrial sewing machines, cobbler tools and other vocational training tools to aid learning.

On her part, Mrs. Ruth Hart, the Project Coordinator, Care-giver initiative, expressed her thanks and appreciation to Flour Mills of Nigeria, for the support. She informed that Care-giver initiative was passionate about promoting inclusive education for children with disabilities in Nigeria, and that the new center will provide amongst others, training for Fashion design and dress making, hair dressing, Shoe making, and computer appreciation.

The commissioning ceremony was also attended by Mr. Bella Olusegun, who represented the Executive Chairman SUBEB, Mrs. Olawepo F.O. Educational Secretary Apapa, Mrs. Aliu G.O Head Teacher Methodist Primary School Apapa, Mr. Ogunjinrin Israel H.O.S Social Mobilization L.G.E.A Apapa, Mr. Ojekunle Samuel L.G.E.A Secretary, and Mr. Waribo Hart, Co-coordinator, Caregiver. About Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc Incorporated in September 1960 and quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange since 1978, Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) Plc. is one of Nigeria’s leading food and agro-allied companies. With a broad basket of food products, an iconic brand “Golden Penny” and a robust pan-Nigerian production, distribution, and supply chain network, FMN is a fully integrated and diversified food and agro-allied group.

The FMN group strives in its mission to “Feed the Nation, Everyday” through its five core food value chains: Grains, Sweeteners, Oils and Fats, Proteins, and Starches. FMN creates value along the entire food chain with its “farm-to-table” model by providing inputs and know-how to farmers, aggregating and sourcing crops and raw materials to supply its world-class processing facilities across Nigeria, and distributing its innovative food brands to its customers.

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