05 February 2019, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt — As part of its corporate social responsibility, the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHED, on Monday donated items to children with special needs at the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent De Paul’s Child Special School in Port Harcourt.
The items which range from toiletries to foodstuffs include cartons of noodles, bags of rice, jerrycans of palm oil and vegetable oil, bunches of plantain, tubers of yam etc.
Speaking at the handover of the items to the management of the Child Special School in Port Harcourt, the Chief Executive Officer of PHED, Mr. Naveen Kapoor, commended the management of the school for their efforts in giving hope to children with special needs.
We are happy to visit this school today. This is my first time visiting a school for children with special needs. I must commend the administrators for the hardwork in giving love and compassion to these children. We also commend the teachers for their relentless efforts.
“So we at PHED came to make our little contribution. PHED will continue to support education not just in Rivers State, but in others here we are operating, namely Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, and Cross River states.”
Receiving the items, the Administrator, Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent De Paul’s Child Special School, Reverend Mother Sylva Anyanwu, commended the distribution company for the kind gesture.
Anyanwu said the school was established in 1980 by the Catholic Bishop of Port Harcourt Diocese for children with intellectual disabilities.
She explained that the school which has more of autistic children, has a physiotherapy unit, speech unit amongst others while calling for support from other well-meaning organizations and the government.