Mkpoikana Udoma 08 June 2016, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt – The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHED, has donated over 1,200 school bags and other gift items to school children in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River and Rivers states during the celebration of the 2016 National Children’s Day.
The donation, which the company said was in fulfilment of its Corporate Social Responsibility, included bags, crayons, pencils and biros.
The Chief Executive Officer, PHED, Mr. Jay McCoskey, in a statement signed by the corporate communications manager of the company, Mr. Jonah Iboma, said educational development was the company’s main focus of corporate social responsibility.
According to him, “As a mark of our support for children’s education, PHED has deemed it fit to donate over 1200 bags with associated writing materials; pencils, crayons and rulers. This gesture may not seem much, but be rest assured that it is just the beginning as we intend to do more to support education across the four states of our operations, here in Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Cross River.”
McCoskey added that the company would continue to engage in other projects designed to improve education in its operational region.
“We have in our plans to renovate and beautify schools, provide safe drinking water and also provide support in other areas where we can as we believe that proper education foundation will position our children for greater effectiveness in the future.
“We hope that you will receive our little gifts as we look forward to offering greater support and better packages for these children as we join them in celebrations next year”, McCoskey said.