COVID-19 Preventive Items
As part of its Corporate Shared Value (CSV) Programme, Sahel Capital Agribusiness Managers Limited and Sahel Consulting Agriculture and Nutrition Limited (“Sahel”) provided Covid-19 preventive items and writing materials to students in three schools – Ikota Primary School, Lekki, Lagos; Ilasan Primary School, Jakande, Lagos; and Government Secondary School, Jabi in the Federal Capital Territory. Items donated include leg-operated handwash stations, wall-mounted automatic dispensers, liquid soap, liquid hand sanitizer, nose covers, exercise books, and recycled pencils.
Following six months of the closure of schools in Nigeria due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the country recently re-opened their doors upon the ease of lockdown by the order of the Federal Government of the country. This intervention by Sahel was a prompt response to ensure that students continue to learn in a safe and conducive environment. Specifically, the production and distribution of recycled pencils using waste papers and books enables Sahel to contribute to a circular economy thereby reducing paper waste and land pollution.
The donation was well received by students and staff of the schools who expressed their joy at the gesture. The contactless handwash stations were placed strategically at the schools’ entrances to enable students and staff to wash their hands upon entry into the school premises, while the automatic dispensers were mounted along the classroom corridors, thereby ensuring that the school community can sanitize their hands at different periods in the day.
Sahel remains committed to creating sustainable value by implementing humanitarian projects in the society that cut across three intervention areas – education, health, and the environment. This intervention in partnership with the schools is a reinforcement of this commitment and combines all three Sahel CSV intervention areas on education, health, and environment. Sahel will continue to engage its community and provide strategic support in these areas to foster shared growth and prosperity.