LAGOS, Nigeria – Its efforts to help residents of a local orphanage earned Coscharis Motors the Corporate Social Responsibility Auto Company of the Year award from Nigeria’s Guild of Motoring Correspondents.
Coscharis, Ford Motor Company’s dealer partner in Nigeria, was honored for its activities during Ford’s Global Week of Caring program.
This past September, volunteers from the dealership and the Arrows of God orphanage joined together for a fund-raising effort and to focus attention on the approximately 200 children who live at the orphanage. Coscharis also donated rice, bottled water and yogurt drinks to the orphanage, which cares for children from the day they are born until they have finished university.
Coscharis Motors Group Managing Director Josiah Samuel said the dealership was honored to receive the award. “We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Ford Motor Company for such an important cause and hope that receiving this award will help focus attention on the needs of the children at the Arrows of God orphanage.”
Coscharis has participated in Ford’s Global Week of Caring program for four years. Eugene Prinsloo, senior market manager, Sub-Saharan African, commended the dealership for its focus on helping others. “Coscharis Motors is committed to its community, and we applaud their efforts to help these children.”
Nigeria’s Guild of Motoring Correspondents is a 15-year-old association of automotive editorial editors that seeks to keep members apprised of developments in the motor industry in Nigeria and around the world. It has presented the Corporate Social Responsibility Auto Company of the Year award for six years.