Malnutrition: Sterling Bank, Community Pot Collaborate On Nutrition
Sterling Bank Plc has partnered itself with Community Pot, which is a social impact project, to launch a pilot project in Lagos that would feed 500 children across Nigeria that are suffering from malnutrition.
As she spoke during the launching of the project that was themed ‘Adopt a Child to Recovery’, Olapeju Ibekwe, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sterling One Foundation, stated that Sterling Bank is extremely passionate about children and their health.
She explained that the bank was quite excited to be a part of the project and would support the Community Pot project to feed 200 children for around three months by providing them with Toddler Protein which is manufactured by the Whole Eats Foundation for feeding kids.
According to Mrs. Kemi Jeje, the convener and initiator of Community Pot, said: “We want to make an impact. We want to make a difference through the initiative.”
She pointed out that at least, one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN) was aligned with the purpose and aim of the project.
“According to statistics, 420,000 children die yearly in Nigeria as a result of malnutrition and until one sees one of them, it is just a number one is hearing.”
She stated that approximately 2.5 million children in Nigeria are considered to be malnourished and that the Community Pot project would try to reach as many of these children as possible. In her decription, the Community Pot is a not-for-profit social impact project.
The feed that would be given to the children, Toddler Protein, had been introduced to nursing mothers at the event by Mofolusade Sonaike, the Founder and CEO of Mumpreneur Women Support Initiative and Temitope Akinyemi, the CEO of Marvel Natural Products, had described the project as phenomenal.