August 29, 2013

Dufil boosts 2,500 teachers with ‘interpersonal’ training


In line with its commitment to positively impact the society through education, Dufil Prima Foods Plc, makers of Indomie Instant Noodles, recently organised a training session for 2,500 teachers drawn from the South-West of Nigeria.

Speaking during the event tagged Effective Interpersonal Skills, a Tool for Success’ held at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Mr. Tope Ashiwaju, Public Relations and Event Manager, Dufil Prima Foods, explained that the effort was geared towards creating a better future for children and equipping teachers with the needed skills that would make that plan of a better tomorrow a reality.

“Indomie identifies teachers as the core influencers of children whom our brand values very much. So we believe that by empowering them with effective interpersonal skills, we are indirectly touching the lives of the younger generation who are vital to the future of our nation Nigeria,” he explained.

Also speaking at the occasion, the honourable Commissioner for Education in Lagos, who was represented by Mrs. Kofoworola Alli, Director, Ministry of Education, noted that education was the most powerful weapon to effecting positive change in the world and would always remain the bedrock of human capital development across civilisations.

“With this in mind, the Lagos State Government has continued to exploit the enormous potentials inherent in our children so that they are adequately prepared for the challenges of the 21st Century”, she assured

Alli continued by lauding the efforts of Dufil Prima Foods for what she termed its immense support for education in the state. “We also like to appreciate the management of Dufil Prima Foods Plc for their tremendous support and immense contribution towards the success of the Lagos State Spelling Bee competition, an annual programme aimed at exhibiting the intellectual and mental talents in pupils and students of Lagos State public schools,” she said.

One of the high points of the event was the presentation of gift items to the winners that emerged from the Lucky Dip session.

Speaking amid the thrill of the moment, one of the winners, Mrs. Beatrice Ugochukwu, a teacher from M-Dav Tenderdays Nursery and Primary School, Ikorodu expressed her appreciation to Dufil Prima Foods for the gift of a Toaster and more importantly for organising the training programme, which has over the years had a positive impact on them and the pupils.

It should be noted that Dufil Prima foods has organised and supported other educational initiatives such as the Lagos State Spelling Bee, through which the annual One-Day Governor emerges. The company has also organised the Annual Indomie Teacher’s Seminar for the 5th year running.