Michael's mum visits Seven Up

Oluwatosin Michael's mother paid a thank you visit to the management of the Seven Up Bottling Company in Ijora to express appreciation for his football/academic scholarship to St. Bede's School in England.

Michael, a Pepsi Football Academy student, is on a two-year scholarship in the UK.

Mr. Sunil Sawhney, Chief Operating Officer of the Seven Up Bottling Company, received both Michael and his mother in his office and stated that it gladdened his heart to see the happiness and fulfilment that the scholarship has brought to the Michael household.
Mrs. Michael said "we are at Seven Up head office to show our deep appreciation to the management of the company for its magnanimity in sponsoring our son for his 2-year scholarship to England. I want to say that, by this act, God has used Seven Up to elevate the status of my family."

She further said that when Tosin, as an only son, was enrolled in the Pepsi Football Academy by his father 11 years ago, she had reservations as Tosin was so young and only 6 years old.

Also speaking at the occasion, Mr. Mazen Al-Masri, Marketing Manager of PepsiCo International said that the programme that took Michael on a 2 year scholarship to the UK is a unique one that is designed to select brilliant students of the Pepsi Football Academy with excellent football skills and send them abroad on scholarship to help in their development.
"It's part of our Corporate Social Responsibility" Al-Masri said.

September 2008