Tigo and HMT donate desks to Njombe schools

More than 2000 pupils in Njombe District, Njombe Region will receive desks from Tigo in partnership with the Hassan Maajar Trust.
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Oct. 22, 2012 - PRLog -- Njombe, Tanzania. More than 2000 pupils in Njombe District, Njombe Region will receive desks from Tigo in partnership with the Hassan Maajar Trust.

HMT and Tigo are donating the 683 desks at Ruhuji in Njombe District, Njombe Region. Dr. Yusuf Sinare, on behalf of the HMT chairperson, together with Ladislaus Karlo, Tigo Iringa Regional Sales Manager, presented the desks to the Regional Commissioner, Retired Captain Asery Msangi. The Regional Commissioner will then handover the desks to the respective District Commissioners. These districts are Njombe, Makete, Ludewa and Wangi’ngombe.

“I would like to thank Tigo for their great support in the education sector, especially in rural schools,” said Capt (rtd) Asery Mbegesi. “Students in rural settings are often faced with the challenge of poor learning environments and so we really appreciate partners who assist to create better learning conditions for our children. Conducive learning environments set standards and encourage better results.” he added.

This donation in Njombe District is facilitated from Tsh 26 million shillings raised for the Hassan Maajar Trust Fund in March this year during Tigo’s corporate social responsibility program ‘Tigo Tuchange’.

“Our mission is to ensure that no child in Tanzania is learning off the floor, ” said Zena M. Tenga of HMT, “we want to make sure that every child is provided with a school desk and other furniture and learning equipment in this country.”

“We thank Tigo for being the first company to support our mission. We will continue to rally the support of all wishing to see our children sitting on desks and chairs rather than bricks and stones, or worse, on the floor,” she added.

“We are very pleased to see our Tigo Tuchange contribution translate into these practical desks which the students will now enjoy studying from,” said Mr. Karlo. “Tigo and HMT have worked well together with the support of the hundreds of Tigo customers to fulfil our mission of contributing to something very meaningful for these school and their pupils,” he added.

HMT is a non-governmental organization whose work focuses on improving school infrastructure to improve children’s lives at school.  Its mission is to provide school desks and other furniture and learning equipment for schools in Tanzania.  

Tigo has a strong CSR program that supports a wide range of activities within the focus of education, health/wellbeing and environment, so as to contribute in improving lives of many people in community that it serves. ‘Tigo Tuchange’ is a programme where Tigo customers can contribute money by buying airtime through Tigo Rusha during a designated hour for a specific campaign. Any airtime purchased during this hour is the amount Tigo contributes to towards the initiative.

About Tigo          

Tigo started operations in 1994 as the first cellular network in Tanzania. It now covers 26 regions in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar.  Tigo is one of Tanzania’s most innovative mobile phone operator, offering services ranging from affordable mobile voice communications to high speed Internet access and mobile financial services through Tigo Pesa.

Tigo is part of Millicom International Cellular S.A (MIC), which provides affordable, widely accessible and readily available cellular telephony services to more than 43 million customers in 13 emerging markets in Africa and Latin America.

For further information visit:  www.tigo.co.tz

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