By Gabriel Olawale
As part of its Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) as well as empower the Nigerian youths, one of the country’s logistics service provider, the United Parcel Service (UPS) has donated VolunteerCorp with $20,000 to enable them train and redirect more youths on positive thinking.
Speaking on the grant, the Head, Human Resources, UPS, Mrs. Anu Ajayi said CSR is a gesture that is required of all Nigerians and Nigeria-based companies to abate the rate of youth restiveness in the country.
Anu said the firm partnered with VolunteerCorp, a Lagos-based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) saddled with the responsibility of empowering the young people to develop potential in them in the area of nation building through volunteering work.
She said, “Above and beyond, the sense of accomplishment and personal satisfaction in giving back to the community will also provide opportunities for UPS employees to build and develop problem-solving, project management, communications and teamwork skills.
Employees of UPS, she said, are encouraged to become active in the communities where they live by volunteering in local charitable activities such as; mentoring, teaching, gardening, painting and cleaning their environment.
Employees of UPS, she said, are encouraged to become active in the communities where they live by volunteering in local charitable activities such as mentoring, teaching, gardening, painting and cleaning their environment.
Country Manager, UPS, Mr. Ralph Ozoude noted that the UPS Foundation is the charitable arm of UPS, recognized for its generosity, adding that the donation of $20,000 to VolunteerCorp was to further encourage them do the good job it has been doing.
The representative of the VolunteerCorp, Ms. Tuke kuku, who received the grant said it would help the organistion to make more positive impacts in the lives of Nigerian youths.