L-R: Head of Operation, Slum2School Innovation Hub, Dr. Ruth Ebe; MD/CEO, Prudential Zenith Life Insurance, Mr. Chuks Igumbor; Executive Director/Founder, Slum2School Innovation Hub, Mr. Otto Orondaam and Chief Commercial Officer, Prudential Zenith Life Insurance, Mrs. Isioma Olowu during the cheque presentation of $100,000USD donation to support Slum2School efforts at bridging the education gap amongst the less privileged students during this COVID-19 pandemic. 

Prudential Zenith Life Insurance has donated the sum of One Hundred Thousand
United States Dollars (US$100,000) to Slum2School Africa to help combat the impact of
the COVID-19 pandemic on education in disadvantaged communities in Nigeria.
donation was made through a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Fund from the
Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm of Prudential Plc in Asia and
Slum2School Africa is a leading volunteer-driven developmental organisation,
transforming society by empowering underprivileged children in slums and remote
communities with quality education, entrepreneurial skills and psychosocial support to
enable them to realise their full potential and become social reformers.
Speaking during the presentation of the cheque, the Managing Director/CEO, Prudential
Zenith Life Insurance Limited, Mr. Chuks Igumbor said that: “Our contribution to
Slum2School’s activities demonstrates our corporate social responsibility action plan
which is targeted towards communities most in need of the support we provide.” He
noted further that “the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted all aspects of our lives
including the education sector, with a steep widening of education inequality as children
and youths from underprivileged communities are unable to access the learning
materials that students from affluent backgrounds are able to access. The strategic
partnership between Prudential Zenith Life and Slum2School, therefore, aims to bridge
this gap and engage learners from Nursery to Senior Secondary School across twenty
slums and communities in Lagos State.”
The $100,000 donation will be used to procure 300 tablets with internet connections, 34
laptops for Slum2School facilitators, 34 whiteboards, markers and board eraser sets,
state-of-the-art learning studio for 50-90 pupils per session, stationery for students, as
well as learning programs and software. In addition to the cash donation, relief foodstuff
was also provided to less privileged families within the identified communities to assist
in these trying times.
Prudential Zenith Life Insurance Limited is part of Prudential Plc, one of the oldest and
most strongly capitalised life insurance companies in the world. It provides a range of
insurance and investment-linked savings products designed to suit corporate and
individual customers’ budgets. Prudential Zenith Life seeks to remove uncertainty from
life’s big events, providing customers with the freedom to confront the future with
greater confidence. It is equally committed to meeting the long-term savings and
protection needs of families and businesses in Nigeria. Whether someone is starting a
family, saving for a child’s education or planning for old age, Prudential Zenith Life
provides customers with financial peace of mind.