IBADAN, NIGERIA, December 22 2020: Staff of Henkel Nigeria have used the opportunity of the 2020 United Nations International Volunteering Day to visit two children’s homes in the vicinity of the company’s Ibadan factory.
These are His Heritage Home and Tabitha Home. His Heritage Home is a transitional and care shelter for orphans and vulnerable children, whilst the Tabitha Home is a formal care and transitional home for orphans and vulnerable children.
The visits are in line with Henkel’s recognition and support of voluntary employee engagement by way of caring for local communities.
WAW detergents, food materials, groceries and stationeries were donated to the children’s homes. Mr. Aliyu Jibril, Human Resources Manager Henkel Nigeria, represented the Managing Director, Mr. Rajat Kapur.
According to him,
“This year has been really tough for many Nigerians. Beyond the need to engage with our neighbours, Christmas is all about giving, hence, we have a responsibility to show how much we care for the most vulnerable amongst us, which are children. By helping put smiles on their faces, we believe we are making a difference in their lives and giving them a reason to hope for a better tomorrow”.
In her response, Temilooluwa Moronkeji, Chief Executive Officer of His Heritage Homes, thanked the management of Henkel Nigeria for the kind gesture. According to her, the gifts would go a long way to cushioning the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and harsh economy.
While receiving the gifts on behalf of Tabitha Home, the Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Febishola Okonkwo, expressed her appreciation, describing it as a timely intervention which demonstrates that Henkel Nigeria is indeed caring, and prayed for the continuous progress of the company.
The event also featured dances, gifts from Father Christmas to the children, cooking, competitions, and more.
Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. In Nigeria, it has continued to provide quality products such as Nittol Antibacterial detergent and soap and WAW detergents. On the global stage, it was founded in 1876 and operates with well-balanced and diversified portfolios.