As part of efforts to improve the total well being of the female gender in Nigeria, Kimberly-Clark Nigeria, a leader in baby care and essential feminine products, has fulfilled its promise to provide girls at the Dream Catchers Academy with scholarships.
The scholarship was in addition to two sets of donations, which included furniture donation to Agodo Alara Community Primary School; and the gift of 5000 Huggies diapers and 5000 Kotex sanitary pads to I-Care Foundation, an NGO that provide welfare to the underprivileged, both in Ikorodu, Lagos.
The promise of the scholarship was made in February 2022, at the commissioning of its factory in Ikorodu, which had in attendance the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Yemi Osinbajo and the Executive Governor of Lagos state, Mr Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu amongst other key stakeholders.
At the event, the General Manager, Kimberly-Clark Nigeria, Vani Malik, revealed the company’s plans to provide scholarships to 30 girls from Dream Catchers Academy, a non-governmental organization that carter for the educational need of orphaned and under-served girls in Ikorodu. The donation was done through the company’s Kotex She Sabi initiative, which champion women and girls’ progress, by fighting period stigmas.
At the presentation recently of the cheque, and hand-over ceremonies to the Dream Catchers Academy and Agodo Alara Community Primary School, that had in attendance, the Oba of Ikorodu, His Royal Highness Kabiru Adewale Sotobi, among other dignitaries, the General Manager, Kimberly-Clark Nigeria, Vani Malik explained the importance of the gestures to improving lives of women and girls.