Freedom Pizza, part of the KRUSH Brands family, has introduced Gift – the UAE’s first female food delivery driver – to the world via a powerful new video on freedompizza.ae.
Gift is a Freedom Pizza Assistant Manager. A creative, passionate and highly driven individual, she moved to Dubai from her native Nigeria to get a job and support her family. When the opportunity to become a Freedom Pizza rider and the UAE’s first female food delivery driver arose, she jumped at the chance. Despite her current role as Assistant Manager, she still seizes upon opportunities to get out on the bike and deliver pizza, not because she has to, but because she can.
“The best time for me to actually think is when I’m driving; it’s a time to think about everything, about home, about where I was before. When I’m on the road, I’m free. When I started working for Freedom Pizza, I wasn’t just given an opportunity to start a job. I was given an opportunity to start a life. Delivering food is not just about delivering to people. For me, it’s an opportunity to be part of someone’s day,” says Gift.
She adds, “Most drivers are driving for a reason. They might be working for their wives or their children. If you’re asking why I am driving, I am driving for my family. I am a daughter, and I want to support them. In Dubai, I don’t have family, so my friends at work are family to me. I really want to see more ladies join me. Instead of saying “Hey brother” when I’m out on the Freedom bike, I want to say, “Hey sister, I am doing it. You can too.”
Ian Ohan, Founder & CEO of Freedom Pizza, says, “Human capability, spirit and brilliance should never be hidden. Women’s rights are human rights. Behind every delicious meal (we make and deliver) is a beautiful person with a story you should know. We believe in every member of our team, so we invest in them, their futures and their gifts. We believe in and invest in our people, because they are what makes us who we are.”
KRUSH Brands’ drivers are all directly employed and not compensated on a per-delivery basis; rather, they receive a monthly wage and all safety and living benefits, the company highlights. Moreover, new and well-maintained delivery bikes are provided with both medical and workmen’s compensation insurances and every driver receives driver safety training.