International Food Solution (IFS) donates R311,500 to the Community
The donations of food and clothes have amounted to over Three Hundred thousand Seychelles rupees.
The first donation held last week was a cheque of R150,000 which was presented to the National Council for Children (NCC) as the advocate of vulnerable children in the society.
In a short handing over ceremony in both ceremony, Consultant for IFS, Christine Francoise, stated that “The donation is in line with their company’s vision to make a difference in someone’s life by helping and supporting sustainable communities, as Charity is at the heart of their business.
Some of the money will go towards clothes and other basic amenities for the Presidents Village, whilst a bigger portion will cover food expenses for the four orphanages in the country.
As part of the donation, the President’s village received a donation of R85,000 for clothing, food and other amenities.
All other orphanages under the patronage of the Catholic Diocese, which includes Foyer de la solitude, Foyer de la Providence and Foyer Ste. Elizabeth received a voucher of R65,000 to purchase food items for the homes.
Later in the week, another ceremony was held at the Plaisance Home of the Elderly, this time with representatives of the Ministry of Health including the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Kathleen Cecile, in attendance.
The ceremony was again another handing over of vouchers this time for over 600 tins of 2.5Kg powdered milk amounting to R161,500.
The beneficiaries of the CSR donation were Ministry of Health with a donation of R84,900, North East Point Old Peoples Home R32,262 and NCC for the Orphanages and Plaisance Old Peoples Home R44,338.
“We are delighted that the company has thought of us since milk is something we use regularly for our patients and also for residents and staff,” said Mrs. Cecile.
Both ceremonies ended with refreshments and snacks with the children and elderly of the two homes.