Two charity homes, The Care People Foundation and Galilee Foundation, at the weekend, got N1million each from TotalEnergies as part of the company’s efforts to eradicate poverty and help the less privileged in the society.
Managing Director of TotalEnergies, Mathieu Bouyer, handed the cheque to officials of the two charity homes at the end of a golf tournament sponsored by the company at Ikoyi Club 1938 in Lagos.
According to him, more donations realised from individuals, who participated in the tournament would also be given to the charity homes.
“This event evokes the essence of giving, echoing the profound truth in the inspirational words of Horace Jackson Brown Jr.: ‘Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.’
“Drawing inspiration from the teachings across faiths and humanity, we believe that all participants in this charity tournament continue to experience the unique joy derived from selfless giving. Beyond the exhilaration of golf, a sport that enriches life and relationships, the act of contributing to charity adds a fulfilling dimension to our collective experience.”
He said the beneficiaries of the 2023 edition of the charity are the Care People Foundation, Ibadan and Galilee Foundation, Ibadan, Oyo State, noting that the yearly recurrence of the event on the company’s calendar testifies to its unwavering commitment to giving, especially to the less privileged.
Bouyer applauded the collective efforts of everyone, who worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the event, as well as the golf section of Ikoyi Club 1938 for providing the venue and support for the project.
Thanking the company for its gesture, The Care People Foundation Vice President, Favour Toluwani, said that TotalEnergies has been of tremendous help to charity homes, having supported them with several materials.
“We want to say a big thank you. We requested for 50 brand new wheelchairs and TotalEnergies gave them to us, and we have donated them to physically challenged kids. They have been supporting the kids financially and academically, helping over 100 kids from our charity. TotalEnergies has been so consistent in supporting our children for the past 15 years. We are grateful,” she said.
On his part, Executive Director, Galilee Foundation, Dr. Gregory Egbadon, also expressed his gratitude. “We are grateful for this donation and a lot more you have done for us. We get subvention every year from you, it is a big task you have taken on and we are grateful,” he said.
98 players participated in the tournament, where Adebayo Alli emerged overall winner with 37 points. John Vassaur was the first runner-up with 33 points and Folabi Balogun, the second runner-up with 32 points.
For TotalEnergies staff, Mr. Paul Brisibe emerged overall winner in the male category with 31 points, while Adesua Adewole won the female category with 23 points.