FMN Plc commissions Vocational Center for Special Needs Children in Apapa
FMN launches Vocational Center for Special Needs Children

As part of her Corporate Social Responsibility activities and community outreach projects, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc. recently commissioned a newly built vocational center for special needs children at the Methodist Primary School in Apapa.
The project which was executed under the direct supervision of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), was developed in partnership with the Care-giver initiative, a Non-Governmental Agency based in Lagos.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony held recently, Mr. Joseph Umolu, the Company Secretary, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc. disclosed that Education and Welfare were core pillars of focus for FMN’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.

The development of the new vocational center will provide not just a conducive environment for learning, but will offer vocational skills to children with disabilities and enable them to become self-reliant and productive members of their communities.

The newly built center which was completely funded by Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc., is equipped with desks and chairs, several laptops, industrial sewing machines, cobbler tools and other vocational training tools to aid learning.

On her part, Mrs. Ruth Hart, the Project Coordinator, Care-giver initiative, expressed her thanks and appreciation to Flour Mills of Nigeria for the support. She informed that Care-giver initiative was passionate about promoting inclusive education for children with disabilities in Nigeria, and that the new center will provide amongst others, training for fashion design and dress making, hair dressing, Shoe making, and computer appreciation.

The commissioning ceremony was also attended by Mr. Bella Olusegun, who represented the Executive Chairman SUBEB, Mrs. Olawepo F.O. Educational Secretary Apapa, Mrs. Aliu G.O Head Teacher Methodist Primary School Apapa, Mr. Ogunjinrin Israel H.O.S Social Mobilization L.G.E.A Apapa, Mr. Ojekunle Samuel L.G.E.A Secretary, and Mr. Waribo Hart, Co-coordinator, Caregiver.

The Methodist Primary School multimillion-naira vocational centre is an FMN welfare and education intervention for the good of the local community.