The British Airways has supported the Pearl Africa Foundation, a non-profit organization on its “GirlsCoding initiative“, by donating Laptops and Desktops to aide in their training program for young girls.
This development is part of its commitment to contribute to the development of the next generation of leaders.
The GirlsCoding is an intense program organized for young girls’ from ages ten to seventeen years, living in underserved communities in Nigeria.
Speaking at the presentation, The Regional Commercial Manager for West Africa, Kola Olayinka added that the initiative was in line with the company’s vision to empower the younger generation.
“Being in operations globally for a century and in Nigeria for 83years, British Airways is committed to making an impact in communities where it operates. We see this as an opportunity to empower the girl child and encourage them to follow their passion”.
“We are committed to helping the next generation of Nigerians with access to resources to help them be the best that they can be and be able to give back to their society in the future.”
Olayinka applauded the Foundation for the initiative and what it has been able to achieve thus far.
The Regional Commercial Manager encouraged the students studying at the center to remain steadfast in what they do and be open to learning more to achieve a bright future for them.
Pearl Africa Foundation promotes the cause and advancement of vulnerable girls and women through different projects and mentoring opportunities for economic independence.
Also speaking, the founder of Pearl Foundation and CNN Hero 2018, Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin, commended British Airways for the donation and stressed that the initiative wants the girls to have a different life regardless of their background and be able to achieve economic independence.