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Red Star Foundation reiterates commitment to education



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L-r: Frances Akpomuka, Company Secretary, Red Star Express Plc; Mrs Esther Oyeleye of Bolade Junior High School, one of the recipients of best teacher’s award in Oshodi Isolo LG; Dr Sola Obabori, group managing director, Red Star Express Plc and Representative of Oshodi Isolo Local Government Chairman, Mr Gbenga Soloki at the 2021/2022 annual Red Star Foundation award ceremony held Tuesday 30th November 2021 in Lagos.

Red Star Foundation, the Social Corporate Responsibility arm of Red Star Express Plc, has reiterated commitment to supporting education through scholarship award grants.

In this year’s edition, twelve (12) students were awarded with scholarships as part of its annual Scholarship Scheme, with mentors appointed to properly guide the scholars. This took place recently in Lagos.

The annual scholarship scheme focuses on encouraging and supporting indigent students in the host community.

Speaking at the event, Dr. Sola Obabori stated that education was a focus area of the foundation which is reflected in the Scholarship scheme.

“The whole initiative of the Red Star Foundation in undertaking this task is to support the growth of education in the country. As an organization, we believe in improving the lives of those who cannot pay for high quality education” he stated.

Otunba Kehinde Almaroof Oloyede, the executive chairman of Oshodi-Isolo local government, represented by Mr. Gbenga Soloki, his chief press secretary, applauded the Board of Trustees, Management and Staff of Red Star Foundation for the laudable initiative.

He appealed to the beneficiaries to ensure they make use of the support properly and also refrain from acts capable of derailing them in their academic pursuit.”

He further enthused that, the program is a novel idea and they are proud that such is happening in their local government.

In his remarks, Tonye Preghafi, the divisional managing director, Red Star Support Services Ltd. & Chairman, Board of Trustees, Red Star Foundation, encouraged the scholars to maintain a high level of educational excellence and cooperate with their mentors.

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L-r: Chief Imam of Ewu Central Mosque, Imam Dawud Abdulwasiu; one of the new scholars, Ehizode Winner of Ewutuntun Senior Grammar School; Group Managing Director, Red Star Express Plc, Dr Sola Obabori; Representative of the Lagos State Commissioner for Education and Director, Ministry of Education, Mrs Olapeju Elias and Representative of Oshodi Isolo Local Government Chairman, Mr Gbenga Soloki at the 2021/2022 annual Red Star Foundation award ceremony held Tuesday 30th November 2021 in Lagos.

“In order to improve the educational standards in the country, mentors have been selected to ensure the wards are well guided. To ensure continuity of scholarship, students must demonstrate continuous academic excellence throughout the duration of the scholarship and show exemplary character and integrity,” he emphasized.

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At the recently concluded edition of the event, some senior executives of the company were present, alongside the Parents, guardians, and staff of the schools of the awardees.

The highlight of this year’s edition was the commencement of the annual recognition of best teachers from the three zones in Oshodi Isolo local government.

The zones are Mafoluku, Bolade and Shogunle

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Red Star Express is a licensee of FedEx (Federal Express), and one of the most reputable companies in the Nigeria logistics industry.

Incorporated in October 1992, the company provides a portfolio of logistics solution which includes domestic and international deliveries, freight forwarding, integrated warehousing and haulage services, information and document management, e-Commerce order fulfillment services.

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