The second health camp was conducted in Tiga Village (Kano)on 5th September 2015, at the Government Hospital Tiga. As in Zaria, a team of four government doctors and eight nurses conducted the Camp. The no. of beneficiaries in the Tiga Health Camp was more than 700. The Dignitaries visiting the Camp included, His Excellency Governor of Kano State, Secretary to State Government, Health Commissioner, DG – Media & Communication, Director – Medical Services and many senior government official and religious leaders. We are proud to have been recognized by the Kano State Governor as the first company to have thought for the local communities of Kano and taken up community development initiatives in the state.
The Lagos-Skipper Engineering Academy (LSEA) was commissioned by His Excellency, Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN, Governor of Lagos State on Wednesday 26th November, 2014.
It is the outcome of a collaborative effort between SkipperSeil Group, World-Bank funded Lagos EKO Project, Lagos State Electricity Board and LASTVEB for the development of a well-equipped facility that will produce highly skilled frontline technicians in the area of power and electrical engineering.
With a vision of “Delivering Excellence Through Theory and Practice”, LSEA is Skipper’s flagship CSR initiative in the education and skill development area. This Academy, situated within the premises of the Government Technical College, Ikotun will complement the current three-year technical education being carried out across the state technical colleges by focusing on both practical and theoretical training relevant to current industrial and domestic needs. The Government Technical College, Ikotun has over 900 students with about 200 of them taking the electrical trade course. The Academy is fully equipped with the latest equipment training aids and draws on comprehensive curriculum drawn from best practices in technical education.
As one of the landmark initiatives by Skipper for Nigeria, we look forward to partnering with the Industry and the Government.
Skipper strongly believes in playing a positive role in development of the local community where it operates its manufacturing facilities. Under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of SkipperSeil Group, Skipper Electricals India Ltd. organized a Free Generic Health Camp, to benefit the village community of Milakpur in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, a village at a distance of 5 km from Skipper’s Bhiwadi Plants. The Camp was organized on 30th September, 2014 at the Office of Educational Society, Govt. School, Milakpur.
The primary objective of the Camp was to reach out to the village community in this surrounding area of the Plants and to deliver free consultation to the local population by experienced doctors. Another objective of the Camp was to provide health awareness to the community. In a span of 4 hours, around 200 patients benefited from the Camp and patients with seven to ten days’ worth of medicine. Food and beverage packages were also distributed to the visitors. The village community welcomed this initiative in a big way and appreciated the continuing efforts of Skipper to take an active interest in developing the area.
Skipperites from the Bhiwadi Plants volunteered enthusiastically to make this noble event a grand success. We are thankful to the Office for Assistant Superintendent of Police (Bhiwadi) for providing us with necessary administrative support.
Environmental sustainability has always been a key focus area for Skipper. The Company has believed in putting in efforts towards improving the environment and spreading awareness about the same. On the occasion of Sh. Vishwakarma Pooja, a day of celebration for the engineering community, Skipper India organized Pooja ceremonies at all three of its units in Bhiwadi as well as executed a plantation activity at its Unit-I(A) in Bhiwadi. As a token of contribution towards our responsibilities to make the Earth greener and cleaner, staff and workers from all Skipper Units participated enthusiastically in this environmental CSR initiative. A total of 40 Ashoka Trees were planted along the boundary wall of Unit-I(A).
This activity also made Skipper complaint with ISO 14001, in order to implement an effective Environmental Management System and address various aspects of Environment Management.
A special thanks to all participants for their presence and contribution to make this CSR activity a grand success.
Skipper Nigeria Limited’s first CSR activity of the year involved Skipperites visiting Victorine Home for Children, an orphanage in Guarimpa, Abuja, Nigeria and spending a fun-day with orphans at the facility. This activity took on Saturday, 14th June 2014 and witnessed heavy participation from local Skipperites as well as Skipperites visiting from U.A.E.
Victorine Home for Children, an NGO based in Guarimpa, Abuja, is an initiative of the Sisters of Jesus the Redeemer. The home, The home provides shelter for children in difficulty, the marginalised and children of inmates who were delivered of their mothers in prisons. The aim of the home is to cater for the children till they are re-united with their families and take care of those children who cannot be re-united. The belief is that these children deserve the best and circumstances of their parenthood should not stop them from having the best in life. The Home also takes care of the children of the mentally challenged who don’t have the capacity of taking care of them.
Among many other activities, Skipperites sang and danced with the children, played games with them and donated books, toys and educational aids to the Home’s Learning Center. Food and beverages were also enjoyed by participants and extra supplies were contributed to the Home. As a special token of the event, Skipperites along with the children painted a blank canvas with their ideas and hand prints in many colours, giving all participants a unique sense of accomplishment and pride. The memory of this activity will be preserved by framing the resultant artwork which is proposed to be displayed at one of Skipper’s global offices. A plan has been prepared and sent to Corporate Headquarters for approval for adopting this orphanage on long term basis.
Corporate Responsibility is in our brand DNA. At Skipper, we believe that serving the communities in the countries that we work in is not only integral to running our business successfully, but also it is part of our individual responsibilities as citizens of the world. All the CSR activities of SkipperSeil Group are managed and streamlined under Skipper Foundation, constituted primarily to carry out developmental activities in the field of education, health and environment. CSR projects are adopted and incorporated into our annual business plan and hence budget provisions are made accordingly. Our corporate responsibility initiatives center on healthcare, education, skill development, environment and community service, helping to shape policies and practices around our core operations and our community commitment.
Skipper is proud to be associated with Lagos State Electricity Board for its much lauded, innovative first edition of the Lagos State Power Kids Program, an energy awareness program initiated by Lagos State Government (LASG) as part of the Power sector development plan to help improve energy efficiency and conservation practice amongst its citizens. With Lagos State having the most aggressive energy development plan in Nigeria, it is imperative that students be taught about energy awareness and conservation practices. The program is heavily supported by His Excellency, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, the Governor of Lagos State.
As a special award to the winning Power King and in order to motivate Lagos school children to adopt and promote the cause of Energy Conservation, Skipper organized an all-expenses paid trip to Delhi, India and Dubai, UAE for the Power King, his teacher and an LSEB staff member.
The program covers the following course topics: electricity, calculating energy consumption, energy efficiency, energy conservation, electrical hazards & safety, renewable energy and water conservation. To know more about the program, visit www.lagospowerkids.gov.ng