Founded in 2007 by Mr. Gerardus Cornelis Vink, MFR, CHI Limited Foundation is the corporate social responsibility vehicle of CHI Limited and its affiliate companies within the TGI Group. The Board of Trustees of CHI Foundation is presently made up of Messrs Vink, Steve Nwachi Onya, Jerome Olagunju Shogbon and Rt. Rev. Oluranti Odubogun (the Chairman, Executive Committee of the Foundation).
The Foundation’s major intervention areas are health, education and public utilities. Particular attention has been given to the provision of portable water to communities known to lack such facilities. To this extent, the Foundation completed the renovation of classroom buildings at Ebenezer Primary School, Ajanla Village, Ibadan in January 2013.
In addition, the Foundation has sunk boreholes in the following communities within Lagos:
The Foundation’s vision of bringing smiles to the faces of Nigerians is not confined to Lagos where the Companies have their corporate head offices. Rather, the Foundation has provided state-of-the-art borehole facilities to other areas of the country such as
On Friday, October 31, 2014, the Foundation will commission the Ode Aye Unity Secondary College water project in Okiti Pupa Local Government Area of Ondo State. The subject matter of the project is a 60m deep borehole with a 2Hp submersible pump together with other facilities including, but not limited to, (i) a 5,000 litre storage tank on a 4 meter steel tower; (ii) six (6) dispense points; (iii) a 3.5 KVA generator; and (iv) a plant room all at an estimated cost of N4,000,000.00 (Four Million Naira).
Having recently awarded contracts for similar projects to be undertaken at St. Saviour’s area in Isolo, Lagos State and Afikpo, Ebonyi State, the Foundation is presently undertaking demographic studies on how best to intervene (particularly as it pertains to health and hygiene) in other states of the federation in the course of year 2015.