|Oladipo Faith, prize winner of a bicycle, at the Chocademy funfair|
No fewer than 2,700 fun-loving school children, parents and indigenes stormed Savannah Hotel, Ilorin recently to witness the grand finale of the Cowbell Chocolate Summer Camp which started earlier this year in August at Makurdi.
The Cowbell Chocolate summer camp, also called Chocademy is a funfair educational programme that accommodates pupils/students of primary and secondary schools; designed to occupy and teach them various skills during the summer holidays.
Kingsley Onuoha, Brand Manager, Cowbell Chocolate reveals that the idea behind Chocademy is “to bring together children with diverse cultural, religious affiliations and social classes to a healthy, moral, social learning field where aerobic exercises, knowledge-sharing, moral education activities will be undertaken among others.” He therefore advised mothers and other caregivers to always key into the initiative by engaging their children and wards.
According to him, “spending the summer holidays learning outside of a customary school environment can help pupils and students get ahead of their classmates when they return to school; as skills acquired during the summer programme could enhance their leadership, athletic and academic capacities.”
Sulyman Sony, prize winner of a mini home theatre at the Chocademy funfair
|Irewole Ayomide, winner of a branded PSVita at the Chocademy funfair. |
The participants and their parents had a great time at the venue as they all took part in series of activities ranging from dancing competitions to games. Gifts were won and prizes given to winning contestants, all of which added to the fun and splendour of the grand finale event in Ilorin.
One of the parents, Mrs Busayo Afolabi expressed her excitement and gratitude to Promasidor, makers of Cowbell Chocolate and sponsors of the initiative by commending their efforts at trying to empower children during summer holidays. “My two children have really improved in terms of their social and moral standards, as they look forward to meeting their friends in the camp and playing educational games together. I also believe all the children here have gained something significant from this initiative. It is indeed a wonderful initiative and I must thank Cowbell Chocolate for their effort.” She appealed to Promasidor not to relent in her efforts and enjoined them to bring the camp back to Ilorin in subsequent editions.
The activation started on the 8th of August 2016 in Makurdi, and moved on to Enugu, before arriving at Ilorin for the grand finale. One week was spent in each location, and the climax of each location is the funfair which took place on Saturday at each location.
Some of the prize winners at the grand finale are Oladipo Faith who went home with a Bicycle; Sulyman Sony, who won a mini Home Theatre, and Irewole Ayomide, who won a branded PSVita.
Promasidor, makers of cowbell milk and cowbell chocolate have called on all parents and stakeholders in the country to always register their children and wards for the subsequent edition of the Cowbell Chocolate Summer camp as quality instructors are constantly being arranged to handle every module of the summer camp’s educational programme, so as to ensure fulfillment of the initiative.