By Margaret Nongo-Okojokwu
Dreg Waters Petroleum and Logistics successfully completed its 2017 corporate social responsibility project with a high impact Christmas event for hundreds of children at Tarkwa Bay community in Lagos state, Nigeria.
The event tagged “Christmas-in-a-Box” was done in association with the renowned Non-Governmental Organization,Slum2School Africa. Hundreds of Christmas gift packs and educational materials were provided for children of different age categories at the Tarkwa Bay community.
The event which held on Sunday, December 17, 2017 featured a lot of merriment and fun for the children and care-givers of the community who came out in masses to enjoy the fun-filled atmosphere.
The Chief Executive Officer of Dreg Waters, Miss Damilola Owolabi, who led a team of staff and volunteers to join the Slum2School team for the event, expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to make positive impact on the beautiful young children at the rural community.
While speaking with journalists at the event, Damilola stated that, “These children would really love to have all the goodthings for Christmas but their care-givers cannot afford them. Therefore, we are glad to partner with Slum2School Africa to provide them with gift items, educational materials and food items.”
She reiterated that, “We do not want the children to feel inferior, because they do not have some good things of life, so we’ve come to celebrate the festive season with them, and make them happy with some amazing gifts.” Damilola passionately implored the government to provide electricity power supply for the community, so as to enhance business activities and further improve the socio-economic status of the residents.
On his part, the Founder/Managing Director of Slum2School Africa, Otto Orondaam, explained that, “We want to ensure that we can have more support and more resources to get the school here more functional and provide more educational facilities for the children in this community. Our target is to achieve these in the next two to three years. We believe the goals will be accomplished through our collaborations with Dreg Waters and other organizations that share similar vision.”
As a foremost downstream servicing company in Nigeria, Dreg Waters has proven again that the management team is governed by professional policies, practices and initiatives. The management team has shown excellent commitment in leaving a positive influence on our society in various ways.
Going into the year 2018, the management of Dreg Waters has strategically earmarked series of other corporate social projects for women and children in different communities, which are to be implemented with utmost sense of responsibility to humanity.