On Tuesday 13th December, 2016, all friends, partners, volunteers, trustees, alumni, and staff of Junior Achievement Nigeria were duly represented at the JAN 2016 Awards Dinner.
The event was aimed at honoring individuals and organisations who have made outstanding contributions to JAN over the course of the year. Our host for the evening was comedian and brand ambassador Chigul who kept the crowd on their toes and gave us a theme song! The festivities kicked off with a press conference with JAN Executive Director, Mrs Simi Nwogugu; JAN Chairman Mr. Niyi Yusuf, MD Accenture Nigeria and JAN Board Member Mr. Rufai Ladipo, CEO Agile Communications, JAN beneficiaries and select members of the press.
Award Categories & Awardees:
- Most Supportive School: Caro Favoured School, Ajegunle, Lagos Caro Schools
- Most Outstanding Teacher: Mr. Mark Okoh, Principal, Caro Favoured School, Ajegunle Lagos Caro Schools
- Most Outstanding Alumni: Tunji Eleso, Managing Partner, CoCreation Hub
- Most Involved Board Member: Stanbic IBTC
- Longest Serving Board Member: Citi
- Most Supportive Board Member: First Bank of Nigeria Limited
- Best Implementation Partner: African Capital Alliance Foundation
- Best Implementation Partner: The Lagos Business School
- Most Outstanding Staff Member: Mr. Emmanuel Oturu, Programs Manager, South-South Region
- Most Outstanding Volunteer: Mr. Kelechukwu Igwe
In attendance was Ogun State’s Commissioner for Education and Science, Mrs. Modupe Mojota, our Keynote Speaker of the night. Her words reflected her joy as JAN Volunteer and the positive impact it made on the community. She painted a vivid picture of Nigeria’s educational system, stressing the need to support Junior Achievement Nigeria . Also present at the Event were JAN Board of Directors, industry leaders and former JAN Chairman and CEO of NESG, Mr. Laoye Jaiyeola.
We had presentations from beneficiaries of JA Elementary School Program (ESP), Junior Secondary School Program (JSP, JA Company Program, and Venture in Management Program (ViMP). The Innovative Minds (2016 National Company of the Year Winners) also made a mind blowing presentation of their programmable, Dot Matrix LED display to attendees.
For us all at JAN, the events of the evening was motivation for us not to relent on every effort to reach our goal of impacting One Million students by 2020.