Skill Acquisition:  PAN, UNICEF Gives Scholarship to Two Fifth Chukker Community Members

Skill Acquisition:  PAN, UNICEF Gives Scholarship to Two Fifth Chukker Community Members 

By Our Reporter ‎

Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN), Kaduna through United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has offered two  fifth Chukker community members scholarship to acquire technical knowledge and skill at the PAN Learning Centre .

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PAN, UNICEF along with other outfits co-sponsored the Fifth Chukker Charity Shield tournament to raise fund to aid pupils of  primary schools within the host community of the Polo outfit .

Speaking on the development, the Head, Corporate Communication of PAN, Kaduna, Haruna Malami said the gesture  became  imperative considering the less privilege nature of the community and the seriousness of the students, majority of whose parents are subsistent farmers.

He said aside the scholarship, PAN is poised to pick some of the students to train them, utilising its outfits on skill acquisition to empower them.

Malami further explained, ” We have been supporting the fifth Chukker tournaments for quite long time. There are local host communities around Fifth Chukker and we see kids from the community coming to watch Polo. We realised that they have  bright future, but there are no opportunities  for them to explore or develop their skills or talent .

“We collaborated with UNICEF,  who identified children with potentials skills that will not only be helpful to the community , but the also country at large .They will now bring their skills to  develop their community and develop their family.‎

“The training is an intensive programme at PAN learning centre ,where they would be exposed to three certifications , in the area of driving  : driving, ICT and Auto Mechanic.”

Also speaking, the Communication Consultant for Fifth Chukker, Nadya-Ruth FROESCH said the Charity Shield Polo tournament supported by various organisations as their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), has on-going now for ten years.

She stressed that it is the aspiration of Fifth Chukker to take the children of its host community out of the hood by supporting their education and other aspirations to better their future.  

Lubabtu Idris, who said she aspires to study Mechanical Engineering and Saifulahi Shuaib, who aspires to study Medicine; both from Mararaban Jos in Igabi Local Government Area, who are awaiting their admissions got three hundred and ten thousand naira (N310, 000) each.

A handful number of primary school pupils were given packages ranging from school bags, stationery among others.

The tournament saw teams and outstanding players rewarded at the Game of Kings watched by hundreds of fans. 

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