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As part of its aim at promoting inclusivity and diversity, Chivita, a leading brand of fruit juices, says it recently celebrated children with special needs on Children’s Day.

The event, which was held at the Chivita Lounge, had in attendance over 50 pupils from Modupe Cole Memorial School, Yaba, Lagos; Lagos State Special School, Igbobi, Lagos; and Central Primary School, Oshodi, Lagos.

Distinguished representatives from various educational and advocacy institutions including the General Manager of the Lagos State Office of Disability Affairs, Mrs Adenike Oyetunde; the Head of Early Children Care Development ECCDE/Special Unit,Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities, Mrs. Dolapo Agbede; as well as teachers and caretakers from all invited schools.

The firm noted that the event featured a lineup of activities tailored to inspire and empower the young participants.

Commenting on the objective of the event, the Chief People Officer, Chivita|Hollandia, Temitope Adedayo-Ojo,  stated that this year’s Children’s Day theme, ‘Promote Inclusivity,’ resonates deeply with the company’s commitment to fostering a more inclusive workplace and society.

 “We have chosen to celebrate these children because we believe this experience will be enlightening and inspirational, showing them that they can achieve anything they set their minds to.” She added.

Marketing Director, Chivita|Hollandia, Mrs. Toyin Nnodi, said it was imperative that “we shine a light on the invaluable contributions and unique potential of children with special needs. By fostering inclusivity and providing opportunities for every child to thrive, we not only enrich their lives but also strengthen the foundation of our society.

“At Chivita|Hollandia, we are committed to championing this cause and ensuring that every child, regardless of ability, is empowered to dream big and achieve greatness,” she added.

Children’s Day, which is celebrated in Nigeria on May 27 annually, is dedicated to celebrating children all over the world, and to inspire them on their journey to greatness.

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