Nigeria at 54: Dana Air fetes Orphanage
As the nation celebrated its 54th Independence anniversary, Dana Air used the occasion to fete the special and orphaned children at the Sai Orphanage as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The airline demonstrated its love, care and compassion for the children in the home by treating them to a special anniversary party and also engaged them in various games, puzzles, quiz, refreshments, as well as music, dancing and singing.
Head, Corporate Communications of Dana Air, Mr. Samuel Ogbogoro, expressed delight that the airline is leading in the drive to properly integrate the less privileged into the society through its humanitarian activities.
Mr. Ogbogoro said: “The airline identifies with all worthy initiatives to improve the welfare of the people. We are a caring airline that will continue to pay serious attention to issues that concerns humanity and our commitment is to balance economic, social and environmental objectives for the overall goal of a successful and sustainable business”.
The Matron of the Home, Mrs. Deko Okitikpi, who was overwhelmed by the gesture, commended Dana Air for the initiative by noting that the airline had demonstrated a high sense of responsibility to put smiles on the faces of the children.
“The Sri Sai Vandana Foundation has been managing the home in the last 18 years and this initiative by Dana Air is a practical demonstration of what it means to connect with the aspirations and yearnings of children in this home”, said Mrs. Okitikpi.
Dana Air has since inception supported charitable causes by providing a vehicle through which donations are collected onboard all its flights. The airline had helped to raise funds for Sickle Cell Foundation as well as for The Autism Awareness Drive and it is currently raising funds for the Sri Sai Vandana Foundation (SSVF) which manages all charitable activities for Dana Group. Also, the airline continues to give children an opportunity to experience air travel through its Kids Fly program.