In line with its vision of pioneering innovation and providing the platform for the advancement of scientific education, Henkel Nigeria, a leading German multinational and manufacturer of WAW and Nittol Detergent, has embarked on initiatives aimed at fostering scientific curiosity and educational development among children and youths.
Henkel stated this as it joined the rest of the world to celebrate this year’s edition of International Week of Science and Peace and World Children’s Day with empowerment programmes for young people.
In partnership with the Girls and Women’s Technological Empowerment Organisation, Henkel Nigeria’s Researchers’ World initiative, also known as Forscherwelt, took centre stage at the International Week of Science and Peace.
Forscherwelt is an international education programme that emphasises the application of scientific methods, critical thinking, and creativity among children. The initiative is designed to provide young minds with insights into the process of scientific inquiry, covering research areas that align with Henkel’s expertise, including gluing, washing, personal care and sustainability.
Henkel Nigeria visited IMG Moore Plantation Nursery and Primary School, to educate young minds about the wonders of science and other fun-filled activities. The science training focused on creating a stimulating environment where students were encouraged to explore various scientific concepts and engage in exciting hands-on experiments, fostering a passion for science from an early age.
During some of the experiments undertaken, the youngsters learned to make their own adhesives and test various classes of food for the presence of starch.
Managing Director of Henkel Nigeria, Rajat Kapur, expressed the company’s commitment in contributing to the educational development of young minds, saying: “Henkel Nigeria is proud to play a role in inspiring the next generation of scientists and fostering a love for learning.
“Our Researchers’ World initiative reflects our commitment to making a positive impact on the communities we serve.
“We believe that by empowering children with knowledge and promoting scientific curiosity, we are contributing to a brighter and more sustainable future.”
Head Teacher of IMG Moore Plantation School expressed delight in the outcomes of the training and commended Henkel Nigeria for the initiative in organising such a beneficial science-oriented session for the pupils and a memorable World Children’s Day for the pupils.
He said: “We are grateful to Henkel Nigeria for providing our students with this unique opportunity. The activities were engaging, and we believe this will have a positive impact on the children’s educational journey.”
The International Week of Science and Peace and World Children’s Day celebration by Henkel Nigeria underscores the company’s dedication to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and its belief in the transformative power of education. Through such initiatives, the company continues to make an impact in the communities where it operates.