CSR: Jos SOS village gets Total Nigeria support
In furtherance of its commitment to creating equal opportunity for Nigeria children’s, Total Nigeria Plc has taken an additional sponsorship of one house with the SOS Children’s Villages in Jos.
SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, non-governmental international development organization which has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children since 1949. This brings the total number of houses sponsored by the company with the SOS villages Nigeria to four.
According to the company, “Prior to this time, Total sponsors three houses of 10 children each at the Isolo village Lagos State, Owu-Ijebu village Ogun state, Gwagwalada village FCT Abuja and now, Jos Plateau State.
The company also said that they have been in partnership with the SOS children’s villages Nigeria since September 2010 when it commenced the first Corporate Sponsorship with the Lagos village and has continued till date to support these houses annually, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility in the spheres of Education, Social and Economic Development.
“We are also running side by side with the Corporate Sponsorship, the Mentor-a-Child-Program where our employees serve as mentors to the children from its sponsored houses.” The company added.
The official inclusion of one house from the SOS Jos village was commemorated with the presentation of the annual sponsorship cheque to the village, received by the SOS Children’s Villages National Fundraising Coordinator, Ms. Ashionye Enumah.
SOS was obtained from a German word ‘Societal Socialise’ which means ‘A just society where every child has equal opportunity’