Airtel Nigeria said it will now focus on empowering Nigerians through digital learning and providing access to more people to be financially included in Season 7 of its Touching Lives project.
The company’s CEO, Surendran Chemmenkotil, who revealed this at a press conference in Lagos, said the company will work closely with the Nigerian government to achieve its goals in this regard.
According to Chemmenkotil, the Airtel Touching Lives initiative is an opportunity for telecom operators to connect more with the various communities they serve as well as focus on Airtel Africa’s sustainability agenda.
He said: “Last year, Airtel Africa announced an ambitious sustainability agenda with a strong focus on providing access to digital learning for disadvantaged children, working closely with government to raise the bar. primary education through adoption of schools and providing access through financial services inclusion to the underbanked and unbanked.
“To implement this program, Airtel Nigeria through Season 7 of the Airtel Touching Lives program will primarily seek out causes and opportunities that speak broadly and primarily about digital and financial inclusion as well as school adoption. “
Recounting the previous season, Chemmenkotil noted that: “In the last season of the program, one of the biggest projects we embarked on was the adoption of a government kindergarten and primary school in the state. of Gombe as part of our Adopt-a-School program, bringing our adoptee from schools to Nigeria at age seven.