This week, the organization I work for; The Platform Technology LTD commenced her flagship CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) project for the year 2016.
The project tagged “The 2016 Career Guidance/ Goal Setting Seminar” will see the Impact train moving across 10 Federal Unity Schools in the 5 South Eastern States of Nigeria.
The First half of the project ended on Friday 7th October 2016 and at the close of business on that day, our team had moved across 5 Federal Unity Schools impacting well over 7000 students and teenagers.
The resource person, Pastor Banji Oladipo, the Senior Pastor of the Loves’ Domain family was conspicuous prepared for the eventrs and he delivered terrific contents across the 5 unity Schools, impacting thousands of students and providing answers to their yearnings and questions which they have kept for so long with nobody to provide reasonable answers.
In my usual rebellious nature, I would ask, What is so special about CSR projects? Afterall, several organizations expend Millions of Naira on CSR projects every year.
Here is the catch!.
Primarily, the organization is a “Tech Company” and a such, we should be technically concerned about the next Startup, the next Hi-tech Hardwares and Software and Next-Generation Networks and everything in between.
However, we understand that the future of this nation is as dependent on the next set of Technologies as much as it is dependent on the next generation of Human Resources. The thousands of Teenagers and young adults that have been ignited this week alone, is enough to bring about the paradigm shift we need in Nigeria and in Africa and across the Globe. That is the core of our belief.
We will invest in Technology and the next generation of Hi-Tech Solutions BUT we will invest more in the NEXT GENERATION OF NIGERIANS that will stand at par with anyone irrespective of the colors of their skins and their geographical and economic locations.
The train will proceed to Nsukka in Enugu state next week Monday and move across 5 additional unity schools.
Yours truly will be on that train too.