Company volunteers reach out to orphanages, NGOs nationwide
Over 200 Nestlé Nigeria volunteers have reached out to 18 orphanages and NGOs working with children across the country, under the company’s Nestlé Cares initiative.
Nestlé Cares is an employee-volunteering programme, which provides a platform for employees to give back to the society by donating their time and talents to make a positive impact on individuals and families, on communities and the environment. It is one of the ways the brand brings her purpose, enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future, and values to life.
The orphanage outreach is the company’s second activity after the beach clean-up exercise carried out by the volunteers in June 2019.Speaking on the orphanage outreach, the company’s Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Mrs Victoria Uwadoka, stated that this is part of Nestlé’s efforts to support parents and caregivers on their journey to raise healthier kids through the Nestlé for Healthier Kids, global flagship initiative. She highlighted that the initiative aims to help 50 million children globally, lead healthier lives by 2030, and will achieve its objectives by promoting good nutrition, encouraging active lifestyles through adequate physical activity, teaching good hygiene practices and healthy hydration.
Commenting during the visit to the SOS Children’s Villages, Isolo Lagos Programme location, the National Fund Development and Communication Coordinator, Mr. Gboyega Fadowole-Aje said: “We are excited to have hosted kindhearted friends like Nestlé Nigeria Plc, who through their gifts and commitment today show their support.
“SOS Children’s Village continues to be the world’s largest international NGO focused on supporting children who have lost or are at risk of losing parental care. Our continued support to children around the world especially in Nigeria is only possible through the support of corporate bodies and individuals that collaborate with us to ensure these children and young people have a future better than their past.”
Highlights of the orphanage outreach included donation of food items and toiletries contributed by the volunteers and matched by the company, as well as training of caregivers on good nutrition and hygiene practices, healthy hydration and the need for children to maintain active lifestyles. Nestlé Cares is one of the ways Nestlé brings her purpose, enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future, and values to life.