This disclosure was made by the Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director of Unilever Nigeria, Mr. Thabo Mabe during the formal of Employee Volunteering Scheme at Olusesun Primary School Oregun recently.
Unilever Foundation is a key action Unilever is using globally to meet its goal of helping more than 1billion people improve their health and well-being, and in turn, create a sustainable future.
Speaking on the Unilever Connect initiative, Mabe said, “making a difference every day sits at the heart of all we do, and that is why we launched the Unilever Foundation earlier in the year to make our CSR actions touch more lives, with the aim of reaching 1 billion people all over the world by 2020.”
He said the foundation is the global platform through which the company wants to continue to improve quality of life through the provision of hygiene, sanitation, access to clean drinking water, basic nutrition and enhancing self-esteem.
“As a company, helping children get more out of life is a passion, and we believe that to make a real and lasting difference in our educational system, parents and schools should not be left to fend for themselves. We believe that the private sector should partner the government, as it takes meaningful and practical steps to build a solid educational system that will equip our children for the challenges of this age and the future,” Mabe said.
He however said in keeping with this passion, last year we launched Unilever Connect initiative as a platform to our company and especially Unilever employees, to also give back to the society. Through this initiative, it was humbling to see my fellow colleagues visit Olusesun Primary School and build out the school playground, through which the future generation can develop the physical and social skills needed to survive in the world.