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Hyundai Motors Donates School Supplies to Thousands of Nigerian Students

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School supplies are essential in effective education systems
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Here in the United States, even disadvantaged schools have some access to basic educational supplies that can be provided to students whose families aren’t financially capable. But in other parts of the world, that same accessibility isn’t as easy to come by. Millions of children are in dire need of assistance to receive any education at all.

That’s why Hyundai is offering help to underprivileged students in Nigerian schools by donating educational supplies to thousands of pupils.

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This generous donation from Hyundai Motors Nigeria is part of the brand’s ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. Calling the initiative ‘Supporting Education for Brighter Tomorrow,’ Hyundai is extending the charitable work of local dealerships in Africa to a national campaign. The campaign, which is rolling out it a series of phases, distributes learning materials to thousands of underprivileged pupils across five Nigerian states (Lagos, Ibadan, Warri, Port-Harcourt, and Calabar).

Fostering education in Nigeria is a crucial to the country’s future, as 45% of the country’s population is under 15 years of age, according to UNICEF. Unfortunately, that burden has become difficult for families and local institutions to handle without assistance. Hence, Hyundai’s Nigeria division has offered a hand.

Jatin Nadkarni, Head of Sales and Marketing for Hyundai Nigerian, explained, “It has become imperative to bridge the gap between children of the rich and poor, particularly those in basic schools, while stimulating the less privileged children to learn without fear of discrimination.”

Hyundai’s donation is one step toward improving the education of the youth of Nigeria, millions of whom still aren’t even enrolled in schools.

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News Source: All Africa