Welcome to the New SOFER.
It's been an amazing journey through and true. An inspirational conquest in its entirety for individuals and organisations involved with SOFER Initiative. Years have rolled by, sweats through toils amidst smiles, yet still a distance from attaining optimum output in environmental awareness. Challenges abound but hearts have fused together for the purpose of achieving a future for generations here and unborn. We love what we do. Our benefits? Not sure, but we know that little efforts and pro-activity will create a future we might be lucky to see and smile about someday.
We have been able to redesign our logo and refocus our energy into the future of raising awareness, impacting generations and helping to reduce the adversity that becloud the global environment. We went through series of fund raising campaigns and had a less than 5% response between 2010 and 2015. We embarked on State projects and hoping to get the required support from the States. We had reasons to take off our gloves and find alternative ways of dealing with our environment with no regard for its deterioration yet we are lacing up our shoes and continuing the struggle.
SOFER Initiative is building momentum and attitude to push further on the campaign towards environmental sustainability. We are diversifying our portfolio to include; supply of waste management materials in collaboration with available institutions and government. We are also looking at partnering with companies in Nigeria and abroad on waste recycling on a large scale.
As much as we want to be supported to carry out noble causes, we feel the need to support ourselves as much as we can.
Between 4th to 6th June, 2015 we carried out our franchise by joining to celebrate the World Environment Day 2015. It entailed:
- Collaborating with the Nigerian Airforce Institute of Safety to educate the Market women and community of Ipetu Ijesa in Osun State, Nigeria on waste management, donation of waste bins and installation of an incinerator.
- Unveiling the New SOFER Initiative Logo, designed and constructed by the Coordinator, made out of plastic bottle caps on a board to promote recycling.
- Launching of the iRECYCLE NIGERIA Campaign (EnviroTeen Recycle Challenge).
- Introducing the iRECYCLE Giveaway (collect used items from the public and put them on display for free to the community with an option of donation).
- Visiting the Prison for Clean Up Exercise and environmental education of inmates.