At KDC we firmly believe these words of Teddy Roosevelt:
"There is not a man of us who does not at times need a helping hand to be stretched out to him,
and then shame upon him who will not stretch out the helping hand to his brother."
We do not forget humanitarian causes. We strive to help those who are being
left behind for whatever reason. Operating in a number of countries
allows us a unique perspective. In several countries in subsaharan Africa and
Southeast Asia, we organize and support charitable organiations and devote our
time to teach and educate.
We donate part of our time to teaching and professional training in various African and Asian countries.
We have taught formal classes to students and technical professionals in Nigeria, Cameroon, Kazakhstan and Thailand.
We believe that knowledge and education are the ultimate key to success, no matter what one's race or
religion. We know from experience that financial aid collected in the West and sent to Africa has a very
good chance of finding its way to a village chief's pocket rather than to the people for whom it was intended.
Instead, we choose take the giving right to the people, in the form of classes in mathematics or physics, cartography,
natural sciences, as well as professional development, presentation skills etc. We firmly believe that
this is the most beneficial way of helping emerging-market countries.
The technical team at Ocean Energy Nigeria in Lagos, 2006
We have spent several years providing professional training to Nigerian, Cameroonian and Kenyan employees
at Shell, Devon, Ocean Energy Nigeria and Bowleven. The greatest reward for us have been the long-lasting friendships that we made.
More than 10 years on, we still receive emails from our former trainees thanking us for the passion
that we have infused into our training programs, and for the career boost it has provided to them. That
is our contribution to the Global Economy.
Michel Prest, Radim Kolarsky and Manso Blaise Udoh in Port Harcourt at 2006.