As part of its corporate social responsibility, Seaman’s Aromatic Schnapps, from Grand Oaks Limited’s stable in partnership with Tulsi Chanrai Foundation has enabled about 40 communities to enjoy safe drinking water. This it did by empowering communities to take responsibility for their safe drinking water sources by establishing an effective village level operation and management system of hand-pumps in four focus Local Government Areas in four different states of Nigeria. The project which commenced in October 2015 was concluded in November 2015.
The communities that benefited from the CSR initiative were Anambra West LG, Tarka LG of Benue State, Obanliku LG of Cross-River State and Ekiti West LG. These hand pumps were handed over to the benefiting communities to manage with their own resources by building capacity at the community level with massive support from the state and the respective benefitting local governments. In addition to the water project, sanitation and hygiene practices were also encouraged in these communities.
In each of the LGAs, a Technical Officer with expertise in repair and maintenance of hand pump boreholes and community sensitization skills was positioned for a period of one year. The technical officer would coordinate with the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Committees (WASHCOMs) in the communities to develop capacity of the communities by training inhabitants in preventive maintenance, environmental sanitation and promotion of hygienic practices within the communities.
At the launch of the bore hand pumps in Ado Ekiti, the media and market research manager, Grand Oak Ltd, Linda Temienor said. “Since the handover is complete, we intend to do periodic checks and follow-ups to ensure the water remains safe for drinking. We will do this by conducting half-yearly bacteriological and pathological analysis of the water”.
Pampers Weekend Outing With Tiwa Savage
It was a weekend of fun and learning in Lagos as Pampers Baby-Dry from Procter & Gamble (P&G) Nigeria and its brand ambassador, Tiwa Savage hosted select mothers from different parts of the country to an interactive afternoon of fun and experience-sharing. Apart from the excitement of face-to-face contact with their screen idol, the occasion provided them a unique opportunity to share their experiences and learn some secrets about baby care.
No fewer than a hundred mothers attended even as they also had a great time sharing motherhood tips and experiences among themselves.
Many of the moms expressed their satisfaction on the usage of the improved Pampers diaper saying that it gives their children the needed comfort and soothes their skins. One of such is Mrs. Anike Sholanke who attended the event from Bauchi State. She said that ever since she switched to Pampers Baby Dry some months ago, it provided the needed comfort for her baby.
She said: “To say I love Pampers Baby Dry for my baby is an understatement. After my baby developed rashes from using another diaper, I decided to switch to Pampers. I now believe that there are no diapers that compare to Pampers Baby Dry. When it comes to versatility and affordability, Pampers Baby Dry delivers ultimate comfort to my baby. It’s highly absorbent and my baby has never had diaper rash ever since I started using Pampers Baby Dry.”
The event host and brand advocate, Tiwa Savage while addressing the moms explained that the brand was fully vested in supporting the healthy growth of the baby.
According to her, “Pampers is a brand that is truly committed to the healthy development of the baby. When a brand decides to improve on its product like they have done, it shows they really care about their consumers which this time is the baby. I use the improved Nigeria Pampers, it is so good and I have come to trust Pampers and I recommend moms to try it too”
On his part Tomiwa Ajewole, Brand Communications Manager, P&G Nigeria said: “One Pampers diaper is guaranteed to keep your baby dry all night. The newly improved Pampers Baby Dry is well suited for the long hours of comfortable and sound sleep that the baby needs. One diapers guarantee up to 12 hours of superior dryness.”
In the same vein, the Pampers Paediatrician, Dr. Ronke Akinola advised soon-to-be moms and nursing moms on the importance of having adequate sleep to their health and that of their little ones.
The event is part of the ‘Moms Know Best’ Campaign launched in January this year with the aim of enlightening Nigerian moms on the latest improvements made on Pampers Baby-Dry and also encouraging them to try it. Amongst other activities, a live demo was carried out to explain how the diapers’ super gel locks wetness away better than any other diapers and how its new stretchy sides expands and relax with the baby’s tummy to prevent leakages.