In commemoration of the 10th-year memorial anniversary of Oluwabunmi Adedayo, Tastee Fried Chicken, through the Bunmi Adedayo Foundation (BAF), has awarded scholarships to five primary school pupils and presented cash prizes to the winners of the 2023 Tastee Spelling Bee competition.
The Bunmi Adedayo Foundation was established to honor the late Adedayo and is dedicated to sponsoring the educational needs of children.
TFC grants six year scholarships
Five pupils from Navy Primary School, Ojo, have been granted six-year scholarships by TFC. They are Obinali Munachi, Abah Zion, Nsor Jackson, Orogwu Leonard, and Marvis Oliver.
BAF recognized the outstanding performance of the top three winners in the 2023 TFC spelling bee competition.
Micheal Ofeimun from Favourite Heights Private School received a prize of N250,000, while Taiwo Praise and Janet Oseni of De-barms School were awarded N150,000 and N100,000, respectively.
Mr. Adekunle Adedayo, the Executive Chairman of Tastee Fried Chicken Limited and Patron of the Bunmi Adedayo Foundation, emphasized the importance of quality education for children, particularly those in need.
He stated, ‘We established the Bunmi Adedayo Foundation to support underprivileged children, ensuring they have a conducive learning environment and improved educational outcomes in primary education.’
The foundation is also actively involved in teachers’ training and empowerment.
Fowoke Akinleye, the Chief Operating Officer of Tastee Fried Chicken Limited, highlighted the origins of the annual Spelling Bee competition, initiated by the late Executive Director, Oluwabunmi Adedayo.
Akinleye explained that the competition aims to enhance children’s vocabulary, word knowledge, and confidence.
She noted, ‘We bring together approximately fifty schools for the spelling competition, allowing children to learn new words, interact with peers, and have an enjoyable experience.’
Furthermore, Akinleye shared the ongoing educational initiatives of the foundation, which include teacher training, scholarship programs, school renovations, and the establishment of Information Communication Technology centers and libraries.