Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Venue: Oracle Nigeria, HQ, Ikoyi Lagos
Attendees from PEA Foundation: 30 students which cut across 6 schools in Lagos with Ijaiye Housing Estate Senior Grammar School and Ijaiye Ojokoro Senior College having the largest population and with the presence of Iju Senior Grammar School and Vetland Senior Grammar School, Gbara Community Senior College and Amuwo Odofin Senior High School.
In attendance were also 2 Teachers (Mrs. Adeyemi and Mrs. Sawyer), 1 Parent, 3 Volunteers (Mr. Alao Samson, Mr. Saanumi Oluwaseun, and Miss Olaniran Deborah), and 2 Mentors (Mr. Adedapo Adegboyega -Conde and Dr. Mrs. Taiwo Conde)
The PEA Foundation students arrived at the venue by 9:59 am having left Ojokoro by 7:15 am. The hybrid event was hosted by Bekere Amassoma, Oracle Academy Program Manager.
The event started at 10:10 am with an introductory speech by Jane Richardson, Oracle Academy Regional Director, EMEA who spoke about the importance of education. Afterward, Mr. Segun Ajayi, Sales Director- Technology Business, Oracle Nigeria gave a brief talk about how to properly maximize the skills and the phase you are currently in for future purposes.
Thereafter, Mr. Adedapo Adegboyega -Conde was invited for a speech about the Pea Foundation where he spoke extensively about the Afroscholar scholarships scheme and project.
Then the teasing question and answer session came up serving as a short break from the long mentorship discussions.
After this session was a speech from Janet Kamau, Marketing Director, Oracle from Kenya who spoke and taught the students resilience through her educational background story.
Mr. Adeola Adenubi then came up also speaking about his academic and career life. He spoke extensively on achieving the best notwithstanding your academic or social background.
Mr. Saleh Maitala, an Oracle staff also spoke about the importance of education encouraging the mentees about their limitlessness when they have an education.
Afterward, Mrs. Hannatu Adegboyega delivered her speech emphasizing that you are never left without a choice when you have an education whereby reiterating the profound importance of education.
Finally, the mentorship session was with Mr. Sani Isiyaku, a teacher with Kaduna State Government who spoke about education as the greatest inheritance any child can possess. He used his personal story to explain this. There was then final question and answer questions. Then, Miss Olaniran Deborah took the vote of thanks. The session ended by 1:15 pm with a beautiful photo session even as hampers were given to the participants on their way out of the venue.
The experience was an amazing one for the participants expressed their laudable gratitude to the organizers of the event.
Here are a few feedbacks from the participants:
Abisola Akinseyinde – SS3 ( Ijaiye Ojokoro Housing Estate School)
“Happy International Day of Education.
I know that some youths and teenagers in Nigeria have given up on education or school, but we were made to understand that education exposes one to various options.
Don’t just go to school, get educated!
I really appreciate PEA Foundation and Oracle Academy for holding an event to commemorate this day”.
Micheal Awosanna (Vetland College)
“This event was inspirational, impactful, and insightful. Education offers one the ladder out of poverty.”
Olisa Paul- SS2 (Ijaiye Ojokoro Senior College)
“With so much pleasure, I thank the Pea Foundation and also the Oracle Academy for the warm welcome they gave unto us. I also appreciate Mr. Dapo Conde for enabling us, the students of IJAIYE OJOKORO SENIOR COLLEGE to be a partaker of such an amazing mentorship session. My vote of thanks also goes to Jane Richardson(Mrs) who passionately gave us a very good speech. Truly, “EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS”. Education enlightens and also improves our creativity, and socialization with individuals and also enhances our chances of becoming a person for a better tomorrow. On behalf of both the ambassadors and also the students of both IJAIYE OJOKORO SENIOR COLLEGE AND HOUSING ESTATE SENIOR GRAMMER SCHOOL, I say thank you to you all, and may God bless you all”.
Mrs Adeyemi – Teacher ( Ijaiye Ojokoro Housing Estate School)
“It was a worthwhile program. Educative, encouraging and boosting the student’s zeal in education. As well as letting them believe in themselves. Looking forward to seeing more of it”.