Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited and its bottling partner, Nigerian Bottling Company, recently announced its support of eight local NGOs through grants awarded by The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF), the primary international philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company.
Speaking on this development, the Director, Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability, Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, Nwamaka Onyemelukwe, explained, “Coca-Cola remains committed to uplifting Nigerians and creating an ecosystem of sustainable economic growth in our communities. As with previous years, we are excited to see how much impact our partnerships will yield through these projects as we hope to create a better shared future for all”.
The projects seek to recover over 3,000 tons of plastic waste and economically empower over 10,000 women and youths over a 12-month period. The Tech-Relevant Teacher Programme offers teacher training support and technologies for virtual learning across 200 low and middle-cost schools in a bid to improve the learning experience in primary schools, especially in neighborhoods with an increased number of out-of-school children due to the effects of COVID-19.
No fewer than 30 schools will receive hardware and content production suites to aid virtual learning.