The Professional Insurance Ladies Association (PILA), has announced the institution of its social good initiative project, the PILA Foundation.
The association at its 25th virtual Annual General Meeting also presented N1,000,000 Education Grant Prize to the best Mathematics girl in a recent Global Annual Mathematics Competition.
The association which made the announcement at its 25th Annual General meeting, said the foundation will be the vehicle through which its social responsibilities would be delivered to its teeming stakeholders.
PILA President, Joyce Ojemudia, said this was the culmination of the association’s well stated desires to give back to the society especially its stakeholders and the female folk. She thereafter announced the award of an Education Grant worth N1,000,000 to one Faith Odunsi, a15-year-old girl who made history by winning the Global Open Mathematics Competition beating contestants from Europe, Asia and the Americas earlier in the year.
Commending the doggedness of the winner, the PILA president said “Faith is that child that has become an inspiration to many. Her historic win at the Global Open Mathematics Tournament is testament to her brilliance and excellent spirit. We at PILA want to use this Grant to congratulate her and to offer her our support as a girl child who has brought honour to her family and motherland,” Ojemudia said.
She promised that PILA would be available to mentor her and give her more support as she continues her academic exploits in life.
Accompanied by her mother, Oluwasijibomi Odunsi and the personal assistant to the Proprietor of her school, The Ambassadors School, Ogun State, Yinka Kawonise,
Faith received her N1,000,000 prize amidst a resounding applause.
The recipient’s mother thanked the association for the award and prayed for the continued growth of the body.
During her inauguration as President of the 48-year-old Insurance women association, at the height of the COVID19 pandemic last year, Ojemudia, while receiving PILA’s mantle of leadership had promised to lift the association to enviable heights by executing projects which would be seen to fruition by collaborative efforts.
Established in 1973, PILA is the elite body of insurance women committed to ensuring the very best of ladies in the fast growing insurance industry.