Guinness Employees Hold Day of Goodness at Heritage Park

Friday, February 21, 2014Omobaswagz H

Employees of Guinness Nigeria Plc has extended their love for community to secondary schools in the Ikeja and Agege axis of Lagos State with a day of goodness at the Heritage Park, Oshodi, Lagos on December 6, 2013.

The employees of Guinness under the auspices of Friends of the Community initiative put together their own fund and set aside one day every quarter of the year for corporate social responsibility projects that impact on host communities. On this occasion, they chose to empower students of Murtala Mohammed Secondary school Ikeja and Lagooz College Agege with the aim of equipping them with soft and vocational skills that will go a long way in delivering maximum impact and ultimately cause a paradigm shift in the lives of the students from white collar job seekers to entrepreneurs. This was achieved through lectures and practical sessions of vocational skills. 

Seni Adetu, Chief Executive Officer, Guinness Nigeria Plc, represented on the occasion by Wale Adeniran, Human Resources Director, Guinness Nigeria Plc, charged the students at the event to aspire to being the next African leader as the rationale behind the initiative is “to cause a new generation of African leaders. “You are challenged to come to the realisation that the next generation of Africa leaders are among you. The employees of Guinness have put together a day of goodness for you today because they want you to create many days of goodness in future,” he said.

Sesan Sobowale, Corporate Relations Director, Guinness Nigeria Plc in a welcome address at the event noted that “All good things start small. What we are doing is what could lead to a renaissance because through honest interactions with young people, employees of Guinness hope to inspire you to take on your passions and make successful careers out of it. In this case, we are devoting time and resources to teaching craft to students; skills they can apply as they desire.”

Obinna Ekpe of Murtala Mohammed secondary school left the session with a renewed belief in the fact that he could realise his dreams of becoming a developer of video games fuelling his love for imagination whilst becoming a doctor.

Several employees of the company took turns at the event to enlighten the students on career choices in a warm and engaging atmosphere that saw the students ask probing questions on career choices. Discussions centred on ‘how to chose a career,’ and etiquette while vocational skill training included bead making, slippers designing and tie and dye.

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