As part of an on-going programme to empower its host communities, by providing them with skills acquisition programmes for personal growth and development, Pandagric Novum, makers of Supreme Feeds, has awarded the overall best performer in its computer training programme to Madaki Abeh, a farmer in Okoh, one of the communities within the vicinity of the company. The training programme, which was designed to provide basic computer skills to residents, started with 16 participants drawn from surrounding communities with nine finally completing the programme.
Speaking at the award presentation and convocation, Chief Executive Officer, Pandagric Novum, Bruce Spain said the impact of the training goes beyond the nine successful participants. According to him, the success of the training would be measured based on the number of lives the graduates were able to touch as they continue to use the skills gained from the training in the future.
“This is the real success to me – that the impact is not just now and for these people alone, but for the hundreds of lives they would touch in the future. Our goal as an organisation, is to contribute in our own way to closing the digital divide, especially in the communities where we operate. As an organisation, we are passionate about uplifting the people in our community. To deliver on this, we will continue to invest in activities, systems and infrastructure that contribute to sustainable development as long as we are here”.
Representing the community at the convocation, Chief of Attat, Danladi Azeto praised Pandagric for the good work done in the community. According to him, Pandagric is an answer to the yearning and aspirations of the community, adding that the company had operated as a responsible corporate citizen and displayed high level of commitment to the community. It continues to show interest in the community’s overall welfare. As a sign of support and solidarity, he lifted the hand of the CEO, Bruce Spain and prayed for him. Receiving his award as Best Performer, Abeh, who was presented with a brand-new desktop computer with accessories, said the award would open a new chapter in his life. According to him, he had the option of setting up the first business centre in the community with Internet access.
Source: The Guardian