Bukka Hut Restaurant, a quick-service restaurants, has donated the sum of N500,000 and 2,500 exercise books to aid the education of some less privileged children.
The Head of Operations at Bukka Hut, Mrs Victoria Oboh, said the donation was done in collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organisation, Sponsor A Child Through School Foundation.
According to Oboh, the donation was to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the restaurant which was in line with the company’s core values aimed at people empowerment and giving back to the society.
“The past 10 years have been an incredible journey for Bukka Hut and as a people-centric restaurant brand, we thought of this initiative as a way of extending our support to the educational needs of the less-privileged children, having recognised the rising number of out-of-school children,” she said.
Oboh disclosed that the company always extend such gestures to its members of staff, “We always give scholarships to junior staff as well as the children of single mothers who desire to further their education but could not afford it.”
The Chief Operating Officer of Sponsor A Child Through School Foundation, Mrs Nike Richie-Ogbodu, who received the donation on behalf of the NGO, stated that the funds would be used to sponsor five students at Miracle Land School, Jakande, Lagos State, to complete their secondary school education while the exercise books would be distributed to other schools in Lagos and Abuja.
Richie-Ogbodu expressed gratitude to Bukka Hut stating that the NGO is a registered Foundation that is transparent and accountable to its donors and partners.
“What we are doing as an NGO is a response to the increasing number of out-of-school children in the country, she said.
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