Dakri Cartons Ltd has social responsibility as one of its key values. After 30 years of business, including almost 20 in Bambous, the company has taken up the habit of providing social help to local communities.
The family vision that has nurtured the company’s evolution
Ever since the company’s beginnings, Hanif Dakri had offered his support to local aid and welfare associations. It is quite natural that his children, who are now part of the directorial team, perpetuated this generosity and social responsibility. “Business has been in our family for generations and we have always been taught the ethics that must encompass it,” says CEO Nazir Dakri.
Local associations are the primary beneficiaries
The aid is mainly provided financially, and when necessary by the donation of our products (cardboard boxes) to distribute food that associations prepare. The AOHC (Association des Enfants Handicapés), for example, is one the company’s main partners. Dakri Cartons participated in the renovation of the roof of the orphanage.
A free school for disabled children that relies on CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
Veeren Gengan, president of the association, explains that the latter works only through private donations from companies like Dakri Cartons Ltd, which regularly help to finance their activities during the year. Founded in 1987, the AOHC settled on a site in Bambous in 2009, and inaugurated a school for disabled children in 2012. It is the only volunteer school in the region. Children of Flic-en-Flac, Beaux Songes, Palmar, Cascavelle and from other regions benefit from this facility and its services. Two salaried teachers and about 20 volunteers help run the association. Its administration supports the children’s families, welcomes children during the day, distributes meals, and offers activities such as reading, writing and drawing. Dakri Cartons Ltd has provided monthly support for the smooth running of the school ever since the association moved to Bambous.
Help throughout the year and during peak periods
Peak periods such as the end of the year or the fasting period are occasions for additional donations, starting with employees who receive an annual contributory fee. Boxes filled with food and other vital commodities are distributed en masse.