NTU offer education supplies to displaced women and children in Lagos
IDO and NBS team up to promote education and learning in Lagos, Nigeria.
In May 2018, James Stephenson (Postgraduate Recruitment Executive, Nottingham Business School) and Wole Ibukun (Africa Officer, IDO) visited Sesôr, a Lagos based charity which works to empower survivors of conflicts and emergencies across Nigeria.
The day started with Wole, James and the Sesôr team sorting and packing education materials (notebooks, notepads, sports bags writing materials, colouring and story books) which had been donated by NTU. There was then an opportunity for Wole and James to interact with the 51 displaced women Sesôr currently work with in the Lagos area.
Among the topics discussed were hopes and plans for the future, improvements to the standards of living and particularly, the dreams for a better education for their children. Taking place in the beautiful surroundings of Nike Art Gallery, the visit was a great opportunity for both Wole and James to begin collaborating with Sesôr as part of NTU’s strategy in Nigeria.
Reflecting on the interaction, James Stephenson said, “One of NTU’s strategy of Creating the University of the Future themes centres on Enriching Society and I felt it was important to apply this to the other countries and cities that the University operates in. It was a pleasure play a part in supporting Sesôr and I look forward to continuing this partnership over the coming months and years.”
After the event, both Wole and James spent time with Sesôr’s Founder and Executive Director, Ier Jonathan to explore areas for collaboration going forward. Ier reiterated her gratefulness for NTU’s visit, saying, “Visits like this mean a lot to the women because they understand that they are not alone in their struggle, that people have not forgotten them. So thank you for coming.”