Kellogg’s, is an American multinational food producing company that produces cereal and convenience foods, including cookies, crackers, and toaster pastries. The company has awarded scholarships worth N5m to 50 primary school pupils across three states in Nigeria.
The company organized an essay competition organised tagged “Kellogg’s Superstars” and it is designed to sharpen the writing skills of pupils.
The contest began in March 2019, and it saw around 1.8 million pupils from about 12,000 schools across Rivers, Lagos and Oyo states participating and displaying their creativity through writing.
Each of the 50 pupils, who performed well and made the final cut, will receive N100,000 from Kellogg to support their academics.
Mr Darlington Igabali, the Marketing Manager of Kellogg’s said that the move was in line with the organisation’s desire to contribute to the growth of education in the country.
He said, “Kellogg’s Superstars programme follows a holistic developmental approach, which begins with making sure children have the best start to their day through quality food which Kellogg’s cereal represents.
He went further to say that “The initiative also encourages pupils to identify and improve on their inherent academic skills in the area of writing.”