A local manufacturer of toothpaste, toiletries and detergent powder soap YAZZ, has distributed some of its product to about 10 schools in Monrovia and its environs in fulfilment of its corporate social responsibility to the public.
YAZZ Liberia Managing Director Martin Bobbey, who is spearheading the exercise, says since it was established six years ago, his business has been going well so the company has come to say thanks to the Liberian people by giving back to them.
He says as part of its corporate social responsibility, they are distributing educational materials to schools to help strengthen the school system here. Some of the benefiting schools include Lamp Mission International, Calvary Mission, Kingdom Building, and Seventh Day Adventist High School, respectively. Others are: Paynesville Community School, John Lewis Memory School, St. Kitzo Catholic School, J.J. Roberts and J.W. Harry.
Items donated include jerseys, copybooks, calendars, toothpaste and soap. Director Bobbey notes that with six years in Liberia, they want to make impact in the health sector, because Liberians welcome the firm, making its products number one in the country.
The YAZZ Management also had a one-day soccer tournament at the Tulsa sports grounds in Barnesville over the weekend with eight teams participating.
Third Division Baako FC of Gardnersville won the tourney, receiving a grand prize of 15,000LRD after defeating Topside FC in a penalty kick-off.
Second place winner Topside FC walked away with a consolation prize of 10,000LRD followed by third place Angel FC with 5, 000LRD, respectively.
According to Mr. Bobbey, total cost of the entire exercise of giving back to Liberians is around US$70, 000.
He discloses that his company has been in conversation with the Liberia Football Association to sponsor league champions to the CAF tournament and other local leagues hosted by the LFA.
By Sally Gaye -Editing by Jonathan Browne