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.