Laughter, giggles and the sounds of a genuine heartfelt cheer
marked the atmosphere on May 27th 2016 at various branches of
hypermarket and global brand Spar Ltd as it hosted children from various
schools in the metropolis to the annual Children’s Day celebration.
At the Lekki branch of the supermarket chain, children from Radiant
Achievers School as well as other schools in the environs were treated
to a day of unbounded fun that included entertaining and educating
mascots, time spent frolicking on the bouncing castle, sessions of face
painting as well as free toys for all and other fun activities.
In a show of appreciation the children of Radiant Achievers Schools
performed a short musical presentation after which the proprietor of the
school, Mr Dennis expressed sincere gratitude to the management of Spar
for playing host to the school as well as their continuous and
consistent support over the years. In response Brand spokesperson for
Spar John Goldsmith reaffirmed the company’s continued support,
mentioning that though the store was open for business the focus for the
day was solely on the children, with entertainment points placed
strategically around the store to allow the kids play alongside their
mates irrespective of background or school while their parents went
about their shopping.
Scenes of a similar sort were played out at Ilupeju where Spar also
played host to a number of schools, both public and private who showed
up for the occasion with lots of games to play, prizes to win and
enough to eat and drink.
Artee Group, the holding company for the Spar brand in Nigeria in taking
seriously its corporate social responsibility role is presently
fine-tuning collaboration with its affiliates and partners to enhance
the learning opportunities and processes of children within its host
communities. The initiative which commences in July this year will
involve the distribution of learning aids to schools nationwide. With
over 9 stores in Nigeria and counting SPAR seeks greater involvement in
improving lives and institutions within its host communities.