By Modupe Gbadeyanka Some children living in the Tarkwa Bay area of Lagos State were recently given a big treat by a leading Quick Service Restaurant (QSR), Eat 'N' Go Limited. The firm partnered with Slum2School, a foremost non-governmental organisation (NGO), to celebrate the Tarkwa Bay children in commemoration of the 2021 International Literacy Day. \u201cWe are delighted to be an active participant of such a formidable partnership, by providing a sound education for underserved children across different communities in the country, which gives them aspiration and hope for a brighter future through the provision of quality education,\u201d the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Eat 'N' Go, Mr Patrick McMichael, stated. \u201cThis celebration of International Literacy Day with our Slum2School partner and these kids here at Tarkwa Bay offers an avenue to promote collaboration between the private sector and NGO organisations in providing education to underserved kids. \u201cThis will make an indelible mark in the future of these young Nigerians to achieve greatness and purpose to the country and world at large,\u201d he added. Since 2017, Eat 'N' Go has proven itself to be an exemplary corporate citizen with its partnership with the Slum2School, a non-profit organisation committed to providing a sound education for underserved children across multiple communities in Nigeria. The Eat 'N' Go Group pledged support in sending 1200 children to school this year. Eat 'N' Go has consistently demonstrated its unwavering commitment in its corporate social responsibility activities as a company with a solid and intentional focus on education. In 2020, the group supported 1,000 kids across various communities by donating N50million and has increased its pledge to supporting 1,200 kids this 2021. As the leading QSR group in Africa, community touchpoints and outreach programmes are critical for the Group's overall operations. Now more than ever, with the ravaging effects COVID-19 had on education and learning. The Eat 'N' Go group ensures its active participation provides a solid foundation for human-centred recovery, starting with education for underserved kids. The company is the operator and lead franchisee for Domino's Pizza, Cold Stone Creamery and Pinkberry Gourmet Yoghurt in Africa.