Goodness League, the Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of UAC of Nigeria PLC continues to build on the rich legacies and achievements of the Company in the educational sector over the years, under the platforms of UAC Schools Support Programme and the Free Weekend Classes.
The League seeks to address both hard and soft issues in the educational sector. The hard issues focus on the positive intervention in legacy schools through the provision of infrastructure, power, and equipment. The Soft Issues aim to identify academic knowledge gaps amongst students in the focused geographies and fills the gaps through a Volunteer scheme of appropriate career and guidance talks, counselling sessions, holiday classes and mentoring.
The Free Weekend Classes kicked off in Lagos successfully in July 2016 with UAC Managers, as volunteer teachers, providing free teaching lessons to students in Lagos State. To make the programme more inclusive and enable other parts of Lagos State benefit from the initiative, the programme moved to Agege/Iyana Ipaja axis, at the Government College, Agege, Lagos, after previously holding at the Lanre Awolokun Senior Secondary School, Gbagada Centre and Newland Senior Secondary School, Ajegunle Centre in the Ajeromi/Ifelodun Local Government Area both in Lagos State. The subjects taught during the Free Weekend classes included Career Guidance and Counselling, English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Accounts and Government.
The Free Weekend Classes focus on two key areas – Weekend Classes and Career and Guidance counselling sessions in Schools. The Classes are targeted at final year senior secondary school (SSS3) students and hold during the summer holiday period while the Career and Guidance sessions hold when schools are in session. The Counselling sessions target senior secondary school students (SSS1 – 3). Both programmes have been very well received by the benefiting schools, students and other stakeholders.
UAC’s intervention through the Legacy Schools Support programme has been a resounding success with positive impact on Legacy Schools in the South-West, North-West, North-Central, South-South and South-East geo-political zones of the country
PICTURES FROM THE 2017 GOODNESS LEAGUE