Airtel Uganda visited Nanfugaki Primary School, one of its adopted schools, and handed over new furniture and text books to the school administration.
Nanfugaki Primary School located in Jinja is the third school under the Airtel Adopt-A-School Corporate Social Responsibility Program. It was adopted at a ground breaking event held at the school attended by government officials, district officials and the Uganda Cranes team who handed over soccer equipment to the school on 12th December last year.
Airtel’s Adopt-A-School initiative is an initiative practiced in all Airtel Africa countries where the company chooses a needy school, adopts it and starts refurbishing it.This program ensures access to quality education for all children, in particular the underprivileged ones from disadvantaged and marginalized communities, so as to realize immense significance for overall development of the country.At present, this program, across Africa and India, exists in over 300 schools.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Mrs. Charity Bukenya, the head of Corporate Social ResponsibilityatAirtel Ugandathanked all the Airtel Uganda staff members who contributed to this noble cause. “At Airtel, we believe that to achieve the best quality education, students have to have the best facilities possible.” “We hope these students will find value in reading the text books and also utilize the furniture given to the school,” she added.
The items donated by Airtel Uganda include;
- 90 classroom desks
- 5 tables
- 5 chairs
- 10 book shelves
- 12 Staffroom desks
The Guest of Honor and Jinja District LCV Vice Chairman Mr. Paul Balidawa, commended Airtel Uganda for fulfilling their initiative. “We thank Airtel Uganda for coming back to Nanfugakito repair and maintain our school as they promised last year when they adopted us.” In his remarks, he also pledged to work hand in hand with the school administration to ensure that there is no vandalism of the property that had been donated.