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Nestlé Launches Sustainability Training For Kids

Nestlé the global brand has step up the game in improving its Environmental Performance in order to achieve its environmental commitments.

Recently, the company launched the Sustainability training for kids in Nigeria, the training which is being implemented in collaboration with the International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI), was launched under Nestlé for Healthier Kids (N4HK) program.

The training, which is part of the company’s vision to ensure that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as littler, including in oceans, lakes or rivers and her commitment to protect the planet for future generations.

The training begins with the opening session which took place at St Paul’s Anglican School, Orile Imo, Obafemi Owode, Ogun State and it was filled with lots of excitement.

Speaking at the event, the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager of Nestlé Nigeria PLC, Victoria Uwadoka said, “Children must take an active part in ensuring a more sustainable approach to waste, and we are happy to help to prepare them for this important role. The Sustainability Training for Kids is specially designed to help children inculcate the right habits at an early age. We believe that the engaging, informative, yet fun filled approach will motivate them to care about sustainability while encouraging them to share the same passion with their families and friends”.

On the other hand, the founder of the International Climate Change Development Initiative,Olumide Idowu, said, “We have a lot to learn about waste management and recycling to make the environment much safer. This is not just for us, but for the future generations. This is why this training is important to encourage children to do their part to save our planet.”

While commending Nestlé for the laudable effort, the Executive Secretary, Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Olaleye Kuye, said, “Our collaboration with Nestlé Nigeria PLC, has been mutually beneficial. I recall with special interest your interventions in the educational sector in Ogun State, especially through the Nestlé for Healthier Kids project which has contributed immensely to the wellbeing of our learners. Also, your intervention in the provision of toilet facilities and portable water for schools and communities is second to none and well appreciated”.

“Today’s program therefore, provides yet another opportunity for all of us, especially our learners, to learn new things about our environment, especially human activities that impact negatively on the environment as well as positive actions and attitudes towards improving the state of our environment.”

The maiden edition of the Sustainability Training for Kids which is being rolled out in Nestlé for Healthier Kids (N4HK) beneficiary schools will reach more than 150 primary 5 students of the St Paul’s Anglican School Obafemi Owode and Salvation Army Primary School 1, Agbara, both in Ogun State.

Nestlé for Healthier Kids (N4HK) is the company’s flagship initiative which aims to help 50 million children globally lead healthier lives by 2030. In Nigeria, N4HK incorporates a school-based nutrition education program, which helps children imbibe healthy habits including good nutrition, active lifestyles through adequate physical activity, good hygiene practices and healthy hydration.

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