In a bid to contribute to environmental sustainability and support underprivileged communities, regional security firm SGA Security has embarked on a unique Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.
The initiative involves repurposing old guards’ uniforms into school bags for children from humble backgrounds in informal settlements.
SGA Security CEO and Chairman, Jules Delahaije, highlighted the firm’s commitment to fostering environmental stewardship and giving back to society during the handover of the recycled bags.
Delahaije cited the potential environmental impact of disposing of old uniforms in landfills, underscoring the importance of recycling to mitigate harmful effects on the environment.
“Recycling these uniforms into school bags serves a dual purpose: promoting health and safety while also improving the livelihoods of underprivileged communities,” stated Jules Delahaije. The initiative aligns with SGA Security’s ethos of corporate citizenship and social responsibility.
The inaugural batch of recycled bags was donated to children from Mathare slums during an art exhibition at the Ardhi Gallery. The exhibition, themed ‘Ubuntu: Humanity and Environment,’ provided a platform for artists to showcase their work while shedding light on issues of social relevance.
Julius Mwelu, an artist who performed during the expo and a former resident of the Mathare area, lauded SGA Security’s contribution to the community.
“I would like to thank the sponsors of this exhibition, who have championed the rights of the underprivileged,” said Mwelu.
He shared his journey from poverty to pursuing photography, underscoring the transformative impact of support from philanthropic initiatives.
Curated by Myrna van der Veen, the art exhibition serves as a testament to the power of art in fostering social change and highlighting the interconnectedness of humanity and the environment.
The event will run throughout February, providing a platform for talented artists to showcase their work and raise awareness about pressing social issues.