As part of its continued commitment towards the development of its host community, Ogombo Ajah, MainOne has focused on improving the standard and access to education by addressing infrastructure gaps in Akinlade Primary School, Okun Mopo. The refurbishment covered; renovation of 10 classroom blocks, installation of iron windows and doors, provision of 80 new classroom furniture and educational materials.
Speaking on MainOne’s contributions to the local community, Tinuola Ipadeola, Head of Corporate Services restated the organization’s commitment to education, saying “Akinlade Primary School remains one of three Ogombo community schools we have assisted and supported since 2011. It is a school that has a special place in our hearts as, over the years we have been invested in identifying their various needs, exploring their required provisions and witnessed the academic growth of the pupils”
Mr. Gbenga Adegbiji, General Manager, MDXi (MainOne Subsidiary) further emphasized the importance of the CSR drive, stressing that “The MainOne CSR effort hinges on building a stronger connection with the Ogombo community who have remained accommodating of our operations and business in the area. The renovation of the school follows previous years of investment into the school such as; the replacement of the school gate, donations of over 1000 library books and several teaching materials. This shows that we are committed to nurturing younger generations of innovators and technology giants through provision of basic education materials and conducive learning environment, one community at a time.”
In his response, Mr. Gabriel Aborisade, Head Teacher of Akinlade Primary School, expressed his appreciation by stating “We commend MainOne on this laudable transformation. They have been consistent in their support of our school over the years and we appreciate that our pupils have been inspired to study harder and given the opportunity to learn in a school they are proud of.”
MainOne’s commitment to the community schools was commended by SUBEB representatives, who urged the company to continue its good work, while encouraging other organizations to emulate MainOne by adopting more community schools. Also, in attendance were the leaders and members of the community.
Since 2011, MainOne has been involved in development of Primary Schools in Ogombo, Okun Ajah and Okun Mopo with yearly donations of study materials including school bags, text and exercise books, and renovation of critical infrastructure facilities. The Company’s contribution to the development of these schools forms a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility focus in Education and Information and Communications Technology.
MainOne is also a leading sponsor of the annual Software Competition organized by the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria; the T.E.N.T gathering of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, the Girls-In-ICT Day, W-TEC Girls, as well as ideation and innovation initiatives, such as Demo Africa, the Co-Creation Hub, and L5Lab, Edo Innovation Hub among others.