With this year’s commemoration of the 2019 International Women’s Day, TECNO lent its voice to special program for young girls aimed at improving the quality of life of the girl child.
The unique event was held in conjunction with the University of Lagos (UNILAG)’s Radio Station, UNILAG 103.1 FM and the Mass Communication Department of the institution at the Afe Babalola Hall, UNILAG.
The event which was hosted by Lamu and Tosin of UNILAG, kicked off with a welcome address by the Head of UNILAG FM, Dr. Abiodun Ogidan, who thanked all the guests especially the school represented for making out time to come and celebrate the day with UNILAG FM.
In her speech, Temitope Akinniyi, HR, Employee Relations at TECNO Mobile thanked the organizers for putting the event together. She explained how the smart phone maker supports women.
“As Africa’s biggest smart phone manufacturer, we at TECNO Mobile recognize women across the globe and acknowledge the struggles they face in balancing work and personal life. We do whatever we can to ease these struggles by ensuring that we provide a working environment free of discrimination against women.
“An environment that powers our women to work smart and come up with innovations that spark a positive change in our world while laying the foundation for the younger generation of women,” she stated.
According to Akinniyi, TECNO’s products focus on the 21st-century woman, giving her soft and hard tools to balance career, personal life and capture beautiful experiences while doing both.
Invited schools were given the opportunity to contribute their thoughts to this year’s celebration, while also showcasing their talents through drama, poetry, essays, choreography, and painting to highlight the theme for the event which was; “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”.
Certificates of participation were presented to participating schools and students.
I am Olamide George Nneka, a graduate of Mass Communication from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria. Reach me via firstname.lastname@example.org