6TH FEBRUARY 2019
PHED VISITS SPECIAL HOMES, DONATES MATERIALS, FOOD ITEMS
The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, (PHED), has visited special homes, orphanages and homes for the elderly in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River and the Rivers States as her part of identifying with the less privileged ones in the society especially those within her franchised area.
During the visit in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, the company donated food items, toiletries, toys and cash to pupils of Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent De Paul’s Child Special School at D line, Port Harcourt.
The Chief Executive Officer, PHED, Naveen Kapoor while presenting the items to the Administrator of the School said that PHED was passionate to contribute to educational advancement as well as assist the less privileged in its coverage states.
Kapoor maintained that PHED would continue to play her roles in Corporate Social Responsibility aimed at impacting positively to society.
“As a mark of our support for children’s education, PHED deemed it fit to visit this special school and assist the children with welfare items.
“This gesture may not seem much, but we are assuring you of our desire to support education across the four states of our operations.
“The company, as part of its Social Corporate Responsibility, will continue to support education; not just in Rivers state but in Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states.
“I must commend the management of the school for showing compassion, love and bringing hope to the children. We also commend the teachers for their relentless efforts,” Kapoor said.
Receiving the items, Administrator of the school, Sylvia Anyanwu, a reverend mother, thanked PHED for the kind gesture.
Anyanwu said the school was established in 1980 by the Catholic Bishop of Port Harcourt Diocese to cater for children with intellectual disabilities.
“The school, which is mainly made up of children suffering from autism, has a physiotherapy and speech units, among others.
“We are calling on well-meaning Nigerians, corporate organisations and government at all levels to come and support these children,” she appealed.
At Abundant Love Orphanage Home, Ikom, Cross River state, Mrs Gerty Bassey, could not hide her happiness while receiving the food items and mattresses from PHED. In her words, “You visited us in a mighty way. We appreciate your kind gesture towards the children.
“We were overwhelmed with happiness when the management of PHED visited us with 10 mattresses, 70 tubers of yams,10 cartoons of hungry-man noodles, 3 cartons of yale bread,1 bag of beans,4 buckets of detergent,1 cartoon of Cameroon soap. We were short of words.
“We pray that Almighty God bless you and your households immensely”, she concluded.
In Akwa Ibom state, Motherless Babies Homes, Eket and Onna were not left out as received their food items with appreciation while Daisy’s Home for Orphanage, Igbogene, Yenagoa had their own share of the company’s magnanimity.
PHED, it would be recalled since inception has had a robust Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR policy in place.
Manager, Corporate Communications