RPC bpi protec donates office chairs to benefit school in Gambia
The charitable donation was proposed by Lamin Barrow who works at the Worcester site as a Warehouse Operative. Following the recent site investment and improvements in the offices, the business had a number of items of furniture that were no longer needed. Lamin, who is originally from the Gambia and still has family members based in the city of Bakoteh, approached RPC bpi protec and asked if the chairs could be donated to a local school in the city.
The business agreed, and the chairs were taken from Worcester to Kidderminster to be loaded onto a container, then to Gambia via sea, with final transport arranged to take them direct to the school. The chairs arrived at Bakoteh Upper Basic School and were put into use straight away, much to the delight of the Principal and the children of the school.
Commenting on the donation, Eric Roche, General Manager for RPC bpi protec, said, “Supporting communities is a key part of our corporate and social responsibility. When Lamin proposed this idea we were delighted to be able to help and provide a donation of the chairs, helping those in the Bakoteh Upper Basic School and also avoiding any waste or scrap by reusing items that we no longer needed.”
“I am very happy and proud to have helped a local school in Gambia by making use of the chairs all the way from RPC at Worcester!” said Lamin. “Donations such as this make a real difference to the children and will help provide a better environment for them to learn.”