Leading mobile operator, Zain Nigeria has partnered Challenge Your Disability Initiative (CYDI), a non-profit organization based in Bauchi, to empower people with various forms of disabilities in the state to become self- sustainable and financially independent.
According to the statement made available to Saturday Vanguard Business, the Telco operator, joined forces with CYDI to lift physically challenged Nigerians at a graduation ceremony held in honour of physically challenged students under the CYDI Skill Acquisition Scheme, a specialized intensive training programme for physically challenged people in Nigeria.
At the occasion, Zain, in the spirit of belonging and in line with its brand promise of a â€˜Wonderful Worldâ€™, supported the carpentry and welding graduating students with donations ofÂ high quality work tools that will assist the graduates optimize relevant skills in their chosen professions, also enabling them to become self-reliant and productive.
CEO, Zain Nigeria, Alain Sainte-Marie who was represented by Manager, Distribution (North), Mouktar Lugga, which commending CYDI for empowering physically challenged Nigerians with skills and work tools, urged the graduates to demonstrate the capacity for self-improvement and for meeting the challenges ahead.
He stated that the welfare of these communities is critical to the companyâ€™s overall success, adding that the material impact of Zainâ€™s social investment activities have a particular emphasis on education and its vital role in poverty alleviation and social cohesion.