Evolve to Tackle Girl-Child Education and Empowerment
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Evolve has revealed its commitment to tackling climate change through girl-child education.
Evolve is a non-profit organization that focuses on girl-child education, and its lead partner, Polaris Bank, is designed to impact over 50,000 direct beneficiaries and 200,000 indirect beneficiaries in the next five years.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 2022 reported that about 10 million children in Nigeria are out-of-school. And of this number over 60 percent (6 million) of them are girls.
Speaking on the impact of the project, The Managing Director, Pacegate Limited, Mr. Umesh Amarnani, said “The Evolve CSR program aims to ensure girl-child education and empowerment to help curb global warming and make an impact in the community.
“At Pacegate, we are committed to building a more sustainable and responsible environment where every girlchild feels valued, empowered, and can contribute to the society at large. We strongly believe that through the schools’ supplies provided, value-based education being taught to school teachers and support received from our sponsors, the girlchild will have access to a higher level of educational opportunities,” Mr. Amarnani added.
Also commenting on the initiative, Polaris Bank’s Group Head, Customer Experience Management & Sustainability, Bukola Oluyadi, said “We recognize that education and youth empowerment are the most significant indicators of social progress. Our commitment to these has been the drive for the empowerment of the girl-child and thus the partnership with Evolve. Since 2021, we have partnered with Evolve and adopted several schools across Nigeria to cater for the needs of the girl child.”
He said: “Our commitment to these has been the drive for the empowerment of the girl-child and thus the partnership with Evolve. Since 2021, we have partnered with Evolve and adopted several schools across Nigeria to cater for the needs of the girl child.”
Bamidele Esther, a student of Omole Senior Grammar School, Lagos testified to being a beneficiary of the initiative and noted that it has changed her to a confident and happy person in school.
Head Girl, Opebi Junior Grammar School, Kupoluyi Kehinde, said she and her colleagues are happy students now for the change brought to them by the Evolve initiative.