In commemoration of World Teacher’s Day, Nutri-Yo, a leading brand yoghurt brand in Nigeria acknowledged the outstanding contributions of teachers by rewarding them through the “Nutri-Yo Thanks Teachers” campaign.
The initiative which was aimed at recognizing and rewarding deserving teachers for their unwavering commitment to education and the betterment of society, was launched on the brand’s social media platforms, where it invited the public to nominate deserving teachers who exemplified excellence in their profession.
After a thorough selection process, five of the teachers were chosen as winners. They include Oluwafemi Abidemi Faturoti from New Ocean Comprehensive College, Erioluwa Soetan, Tutor from Mayor’s School, Ikeja, Toluwalope Martha from Obele Community Senior High School, Ogunbor Taiwo from Abesan Junior High School, and Moji Sam Philips from Aiyetoro Primary School. Each of the awardees received a brand-new laptop computer, an award plaque, and a generous supply of Nutri-Yo beverages, which are believe will inspire them to continue their exceptional work.
An additional six teachers received consolation prizes for their dedication and commitment to their students. They are Akinleye Ibukun of the Divine Spring International School, Mercy Odina of the SOS Hermann Gmeiner School, Omotunde Elizabeth of the African Church Primary School, Nwabuike Flora of Honeyland College, Filani Busola of Cosom School, and Vivian Owoh of JTC School.
Jennifer Egbuonu, the Brand Manager for Nutri-Yo, expressed the brand’s commitment to supporting teachers: “To celebrate World Teacher’s Day, we decided to move beyond mere appreciation and offer tangible tools to encourage teachers in their noble endeavours. We recognize the immense efforts teachers put into shaping the lives and destinies of the next generation.”
Jennifer continued, “On behalf of Nutri-Yo and CWAY Food and Beverages, we extend our heartfelt wishes for a Happy Teachers’ Day to all our teachers nationwide.”
Rohit Gupta, Group Marketing Director, CWAY, emphasized the importance of recognizing teachers as consumers and contributors to society: “Teachers are integral to our society as well as to us at CWAY, and this initiative aligns with our mission to place consumers at the center of all that we do. World Teachers’ Day serves as a reminder of the critical role teachers play, and we are proud to be part of their celebration.”
Samuel O. Akinrimisi, Deputy Marketing Director at CWAY, added, “The saying goes that the rewards of teachers are in heaven, but we respectfully disagree. We are a people-oriented business that revolves around consumers, and teachers are a fundamental component of our society. They are the bedrock and foundation of education, and we, as a company, acknowledge their invaluable contributions.”
Kemi Okunade, Digital Marketing Manager of Nutri-Yo, revealed future initiatives: “This marks the beginning of our ‘DO MORE Campaign,’ which aims to recognize outstanding individuals in various fields. This launch took place in Lagos, and we plan to extend our Teachers’ Day celebration to other states next year for an even larger event.”
Grateful for the recognition, Taiwo Oludamilola Ogunbo, one of the campaign’s winners, expressed her dedication: “This recognition is a challenge for me to continue instilling good values in students, motivating and advising them, and imparting 21st-century skills that will serve them well beyond the classroom. Thank you so much, Nutri-Yo, for this honour.”
Oluwafemi Abidemi Fadoruti, a Computer Teacher at New Ocean Comprehensive High School, who could not contain his emotions, said: “I’m at a loss for words. This acknowledgement by a private institution means a lot to me and my career. It’s a tremendous gesture, and I am truly grateful. Thank you so much.”
Erioluwa Shoetan expressed her joy and gratitude, stating, “I am delighted and never expected this. Initially, I thought it was too good to be true, but now it’s a reality. I am grateful to CWAY for reaching out to me.”