Abuja - Local children suffering from autism
are set to benefit from funds an energy company will raise through a golf
tournament set for Abuja this weekend.
The funds will be raised through the 20th edition of
Total’s Annual Golf Charity Tournament set for the IBB International Golf and
Country Club on Saturday.
Officials said all players are expected to make voluntary
donations as participating fees.
The amount realised will be added to a special fund set
aside by Total and presented to selected charity organisations.
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Proceeds from this year’s tournament shall be donated for
improvement of infrastructure at the Zaamar Institute, Abuja, a learning
ability centre for children with autism.
Autism is a mental condition, present from early
childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming
relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.
“Total E&P Nigeria is proud to continue supporting
such initiatives aimed at giving back to society,” said Nicolas Terraz,
Managing Director of Total E&P Nigeria Ltd.
Two charities in Lagos benefitted from proceeds of this
initiative in 2013. These are the Ajofa Special Education Foundation for the
Deaf and the St Kizito Clinic, Idi-Araba.
In 2014, the Compassion Home, Nkpogu, Port Harcourt, Rivers
State, a care centre for physically challenged children was the beneficiary.
This year’s competition will be by Stable Ford format and
played over 18 holes. About 150 golfers from various parts of the country are
expected to participate.
The tournament is designed to raise funds for improvement
of infrastructure in selected local charities as part of the company’s social
- CAJ News