On Sunday 6 March 2016 Morouj hosted the blood donation team from the central laboratory, the first day visit was an awareness lecture on the importance of donating blood and Enlighten the employees on the benefits of regular blood donation, Dr. Montasir the head of the blood donation team appreciated Morouj Family big gesture in playing a leading role among Companies to donate blood and help save those who in need of it.
The next Day Monday 7 March 2016 the medical team arrived and the employees competed to donate and they all expressed their satisfaction and belief on the importance of donating their blood as a service to those in need, Morouj Workers insisted to repeat the campaign several times and gave their appreciation to blood donation team for their great cooperation and patience.
The world is changing every day. The growth of factories around the world is damaging our planet by emitting carbon dioxide giving rise to global warming gradually. Climate change is on the rise. Resources are becoming scarce and the population is growing rapidly. This is giving rise to social, environmental and economic issues that need to be addressed. Within 25 years, Sudan had lost 25% of its forests. Darfur had lost one-third and East of Sudan had lost two- third of its forests. Due to the fall in the percentage of rainfall, the dessert area has increased from 50 to 200 km2. Moreover, this is leading to extreme weather causing a 20% damage in the agricultural production. This damage is contributing to the cause of malnutrition, poverty and other associated diseases. The future of our children is in danger. Hence, there had to be a solution to save our planet, our only home.
As a company, we want to contribute in making a difference to those big issues that matter most to our business and to the world. Our belief is that business growth should not be at the expense of the society or the environment. Thus, we had set goals to contribute in ongoing green programs, activities and practices to increase our social impact (our corporate social responsibility) and to encourage the youth to think green and create such initiatives.
Morouj was confronted with an initiation by a young entrepreneur called Amel who presented a green project which aligned perfectly with our green goals. And Morouj had the opportunity to sponsor such a big project called Hattab Forest.
A research was carried out to study the project at different levels. At first, Hattab was a land of garbage dump and sewage water. We wanted to step in to change this fact and take an opportunity to water our trees by using this waste of sewage water. A partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, the Sewage Authority and the native people of Hattab area was held to join hands and save our home. On 11th March 2017, phase one of Hattab project started. Employees of Morouj, natives of Hattab area, students from different schools and Safia Women Organization were volunteers in planting 9000 Neem trees in an area of 36 acres and we are taking care of our trees each period.
We are planning to extend the area to 1500 acres as we hope for a better healthy environment for us and our coming generations. We also have a vision for Hattab to be a green park full of joy of families and their children spending time under trees and breathing natural fresh air.