As part of activities to celebrate its 7th anniversary in Nigeria, leading online shopping destination, Jumia recently donated hundreds of reading and writing materials approved by the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) for junior secondary school curriculums, to Agidingbi Junior Grammar School, Ikeja.
The donation was made at the company’s Ikeja warehouse, and two teachers and about 20 student representatives from the school, were in attendance to receive the materials.
The company also organized a career talk for the student representatives on the opportunities within the e-commerce sector and what they can do to start and grow a career in the sector.
Mr. Olukayode Kolawole, Jumia Nigeria’s Public Relations and Communications Manager in his opening remarks said the gesture which aligns with the company’s education-focused corporate social responsibility project, was aimed at increasing access to quality educational materials and promoting good reading culture among secondary school students in Nigeria.
“Education is an integral part of our corporate social responsibility programmes at Jumia Nigeria. We remain focused on our mission to use technology to improve the quality of everyday lives in the country, and by extension Africa. Increasing access to quality educational materials for young secondary school students who are the leaders of tomorrow aligns with our mission. We continue to build the next future tech leaders, and at the heart of this endeavor lies the need to equip these future leaders with the right information and guidance on how to build a career in the fledgling Nigerian e-commerce industry,” he stated.
Mr. Dele Awolala, Director of Human Resources at Jumia Nigeria, further emphasized that the company’s 7th-anniversary celebration was built around showing appreciation to its local community for being a good host to the company and its employees in the last couple of years.
“Our local community remains our biggest host, for allowing our business and employees to thrive within a peaceful environment. Therefore, we will continue to foster, nurture, grow and nourish this special relationship through our various development and empowerment programmes targeted at different stakeholders within the community. Agidingbi Junior Grammar School is one of the first beneficiaries of our education-focused CSR initiative, and we will continue to expand our outreach to many more schools in the future,” he commented.
Mr. O.A. Ojo, the Principal of Agidingbi Junior Grammar School, commended Jumia for having a CSR project that’s focused on increasing access to quality education materials and for consolidating the state government’s effort in ensuring all public schools within the state are equipped with good reading and writing materials. “This gesture will have a lasting impression on our current students and many more after them. Jumia’s name will remain indelible in our hearts and the hearts of our students. We thank the management of Jumia Nigeria for this thoughtful initiative,” he added.
About Jumia Group
Jumia is the leading pan-African e-commerce platform, present across 14 countries in Africa. Its mission is to improve the quality of everyday life in Africa by leveraging technology to deliver innovative, convenient and affordable online services to consumers while helping businesses grow as they use Jumia’s platform to better reach and serve consumers.
The Jumia platform consists of a marketplace, which connects sellers with consumers, a logistics service, which enables the shipment and delivery of packages from sellers to consumers, and a payment service, which facilitates transactions among participants active on the Jumia platform in selected markets. On the marketplace, more than 80,000 sellers offer a broad range of goods and on-demand services.
Jumia Logistics facilitates the delivery of goods in a convenient and reliable way, leveraging an extensive network of third-party logistics service providers, seamlessly integrated through the Jumia proprietary technology platform.
JumiaPay offers a safe and easy solution to facilitate online transactions on the Jumia platform, with the intention of integrating additional financial services in the future.