It takes a responsible company to see the plight of 2400 Pupils in a school as its own.. Societe-Generale-De-Surveillance a Swiss company took responsibility to keep Ugandan Children safe at Nauyo Primary School after finding that its not fenced which increases risk of children.
SGS Uganda (Societe-Generale-De-Surveillance) identified a need at Nauyo Primary School and acted under their program of giving back to the Community.
SGS(Societe-Generale-De-Surveillance) Uganda delivered a donation of fencing materials to Nauyo Primary school in Mbale district in a bid to boost security of the school as part of their(SGS) Corporate social responsibility campaign.
The School officials, led by Headmaster – Mr. Khaukha Francis, received the donation from SGS Mbale Station Manager, Luka Mukwana at a handover ceremony that took place at the school premises.
“At SGS Uganda, we give our Station Managers control over the CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility – initiatives in areas surrounding our stations because they are best placed to identify the needs of the local communities we operate in.” said Saidi Alikwani, the SGS Human Resource Manager.
SGS Mbale Vehicle Inspection station that is in Bugema, on Tororo – Mbale road, about 3 kilometers from Mbale town, was opened in Mbale on 11th September 2017 and inspects all types of vehicles.
In March 2015, Uganda’s Ministry of Works and Transport awarded SGS an exclusive contract to carry out vehicle inspections countrywide on its behalf. The vehicle inspection exercise is carried out under “Safe Drive Uganda” – a road safety measure intended to ensure vehicle road worthiness and reduce carnage on Ugandan roads.
This mandatory exercise is aimed at improving road safety by compelling motor vehicle owners and drivers to use safe and well-maintained vehicles. SGS conducts almost 44 million vehicle inspections worldwide for both emissions and road worthiness.
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.
“We are indeed grateful for this offer. This will help improve the security and safety of our school.”
He however indicated that the school still has a few challenges that require solutions. He said the school of over 2000 pupils has one computer at the moment and no accommodation for any of the 36 teachers.
He also revealed that the pupils share only 10 latrines available hence there is need to at least build an extra 40 latrines.