Simba TVS celebrated International Women’s Day by holding an event for graduates of their Queen Riders Program – the company’s flagship CSR initiative, held in Lagos. The ceremony was presided by Polly Alakija, the celebrated artist and popular Nollywood actress, Chioma Akpotha.
Simba and TVS have a long association with women’s empowerment. It will be recalled that the Queen Riders’ program was established to teach women from under-represented backgrounds how to safely ride and repair tricycles, enabling them to partake in the industry and increase their families’ disposable incomes. The Simba Training School conducts advanced courses in tricycle repair and maintenance along with the riding programs.
A unique event was held where the women graduates and dignitaries painted the tricycles under the guidance of the Five Cowries foundation who use art to encourage children to express their creativity while also enabling their education.
Also supporting the event was Ms Kuforiji, popularly known as Mama Keke, Ms Olayiwola Gloria of Cedar Microfinance Bank-an institution which helps finance graduates of the program to buy TVS tricycles, as well as representatives of Simba Group.
This success of this event was due the support of the whole Simba MTD family and HO staff. We thank Mr Sohan Sharma, Mr Mahendra Pratap and MTD senior staff for attending this event and also HO staff like Mr Vipul, Mr Aravind, Mr Alao and Ms Esther for supporting this event and making it possible.