- Shoprite Nigeria Supports AUN Programme
Shoprite Nigeria has donated goods valued at N2m to the American University of Nigeria’s ‘Feed and Read Programme.’
The goods, perishable and non-perishable food items as well as toiletries, will be used by the AUN to help vulnerable children in the North-East where about 78 per cent of those aged 6 to 17 cannot read.
The firm observed that the low literacy and numeracy rates in the region were compounded by the number of children who were displaced, separated from families or orphaned as well as large numbers of displaced teachers and schools destroyed or closed due to violence in the area.
In a statement on Thursday, Shoprite noted that the programme would help the beneficiaries to learn how to read and write while getting a meal every day.
The statement read in part, “It is aimed at preparing them to move into mainstream schooling and/or finding employment.
“The donation reflects Shoprite Nigeria’s support for the aims of the Feed and Read Programme and the incredible hard work and persistence of its team. Shoprite Nigeria is committed to supporting initiatives which benefit the communities in which it operates.”