BrandArena: Blind Society Applauds Dufil Group On CSR

Wednesday 12 August 2015

Blind Society Applauds Dufil Group On CSR

The Federal Nigeria Society for the Blind (FNSB) has commended Dufil Prima Foods Plc, makers of Indomie Noodles, for their consistent contribution to the welfare of its students.

The Chairman, Nigeria Society for the Blind, Asiwaju Fola Osibo, while speaking the media after a fitness walk from Costain Roundabout to National Stadium to mark the 2015 White Cane Day last weekend, said Dufil Group has been one of the organizations that have given significant support to the society.

In his words: "Dufil Group, makers of Indomie noodles has been an organization that has always supported us. We say a big think you to themIt shows they care about the people and not just selling their product. We also look forward to more support from them."

Head of Public Relations at Dufil Group, Mr. Tope Asiwaju, also reaffirmed the company's commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility. He stated that CSR is part of the company's DNA and can only continue to do more. "At Dufil Group, we have always ensured that our CSR cut all sector of the society. We have been consistent about supporting the FNSB because they are also part of our society which we believe we need to expend our hand of fellowship to", he explained.

He added that the company hopes to continuously give support to FNSB as the government alone will not be able to meet all their needs most especially providing for all their needs.

This year, Dufil Group donated N250,000 naira to the society and also served Indomie Noodles to the students and guests at the event.

In May 1955, sixty years ago, found fathers, some of whom were Chief S.L Edu, Alhaji I.S Adewale and Dr. G.A Ademola, all of blessed memory, established the Federal Nigeria Society For The Blind on the old and disused Post and Telecommunication (P & T) Training School in Oshodi, Lagos with the kind permission and assistance of Late Sir James Robertson, the then Governor General of the Federation. The main aim of the society was the rehabilitation and training of visually handicapped adolescents and adults in Nigeria.

The Society established the Vocational Training Centre for the Blind at Oshodi in Lagos in 1956. Since then, the Centre has trained over 2000 blind men and women to acquire skills in Braille Writing and Reading, Typewriting, Handicrafts, Telephone Switchboard Operation, Computer Operation, Mobility Skills, Tie and Dye and various Crafts necessary for job placement in Industry or for self-employment. With its dedicated and caring staff, the VTC is a trailblazer in constantly seeking ways to give our students the most modern education and skills to equip them for the world.

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