The new year has been a mixed bag of the good, the bad, the ugly, and then, some more good for us at Sesor.
First, the bad and the ugly:
On January 2, Nigerians woke up to the news of militant herdsmen attacks in Benue that left 73 people dead and over 60,000 displaced. There have been 2 more attacks since then and Sesor has been in Benue to assess the situation. More on this in the next few days; we will be needing your support more than ever before. Thank you in advance!
And now, the good news! Just before the holidays, Microsoft Corporation donated hardware (notebooks, tablets and an android phone) worth $4,400 to support our work and Sesor received the donations on Friday December 15, 2017 in Microsoft’s Lagos office.
While making the donation, Microsoft Philanthropies President, Mary Snapp, said:
“At Microsoft, we believe technology can do amazing things. That’s why we partner with thousands of organizations like yours around the world to help each one achieve its mission. Through Microsoft Philanthropies, we provide technology tools, training and resources that can help create opportunities and transform communities.”
In appreciation, Sesor’s Executive Director, Ier Jonathan-Ichaver, said;
“This is our 2nd year of partnership with Microsoft and we are extremely pleased to see that they are attuned to the needs of their civil society partners. When we first received a software donation in 2016, we noted that software without hardware will only go so far in aiding our work. They heard us and here we are today. We thank the Microsoft Citizenship team and Microsoft as a whole for these devices which will go a long way in enhancing our relief work with survivors of emergencies.”
Stay tuned for more good news…