Dufil Prima Foods Plc., makers of Indomie noodles has announced the kick-off of the 12th edition of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative tagged: Indomie Independence Day Award for Heroes of Nigeria (IIDA).
The award is geared towards recognition of children who have against all odds, exhibited extraordinary acts of bravery and determination in the face of danger and societal challenges.
Three children including Elijah Ephraim Umana, David Ayomide Pepple and Victor Olayiwola had emerged Indomie heroes for 2018.
13-year-old Elijah from Aka-Ibom won the intellectual bravery award after he assembled a tri-specs that serves as reading light, charger, music player and auxiliary adaptor; 9-year-old David Ayomide from Port-Harcourt won the social bravery award as a result of his innovation of recycling waste into creative artworks for the purpose of raising money for his sick brother's medical surgery.
The physical bravery award was won by 15-year-old Victor Olayiwola who was crushed by a moving bus in the process of saving the life of his mother who ordinarily would have been crushed by the bus.
Addressing newsmen in Lagos, the Chief Operating Officer, Dufil Prima Foods Plc, Mr. Girish Sharma said the declaration heralds the commencement of the field search and call for entry for the prestigious award for deserving Nigerian children.
"Indomie Independence Day Award for Heroes of Nigeria has so far recorded huge successes in the last 11 editions producing a total of 39 winners whom were rewarded with scholarship prizes worth several millions of naira. This has also impacted the lives of the awardees positively and we intend to scale further this edition," he noted.