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AIRTEL ADOPTS ITS 3RD SCHOOL AT NAFUNGAKI, JINJA & LAUNCHES “BRICK-BY-BRICK” CAMPAIGN

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Airtel Uganda announced the adoption of its 3rd school, Nafungaki Primary School, Jinja under the “Adopt a School” initiative.

This initiative started in July, 2012, with Airtel Uganda, adopting a new UPE school every year. Selection of the school is based on recommendation by the Ministry of Education, with the intention of renovating and upliftment of existing facilities. The day’s event, held at Magamaga Iganga road, Jinja, signaled the completion of renovation and the formal adoption of the 3rd school.

Airtel  Human Resource Director, Flavia Ntambi Lwanga gives a speech at the launch of the Brick by Brick

Airtel Human Resource Director, Flavia Ntambi Lwanga gives a speech at the launch of the Brick by Brick

Key guests present at the occasion included: the 2nd Deputy Premier and Deputy leader of Government Business in Parliament, Rt. Hon (Rtd.) General Moses Ali, the ICT Minister, Hon. John Nasasira, Area MP Hon. Daudi Migereko, LC1 Chairman and officials from Airtel Uganda. The finished work on the school showed significant improvements to the school buildings and amenities.

Airtel’s “Adopt-A-School” initiative is part of the company’s umbrella CSR program and it focuses on the education of underprivileged children in line with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals of universal primary education. The move illustrates the strong commitment and investment Airtel has put into education in Uganda. Other schools adopted by Airtel Uganda in the last 2-years include, Ndeeba Church of Uganda, Ndeeba and St. Ponsiano Kyamula, Makindye.

Airtel Customer service  Director, Jael Wawulira lays a brick at the Brick by Brick launch.

Airtel Customer service Director, Jael Wawulira lays a brick at the Brick by Brick launch.

On this occasion, Airtel Uganda also launched its Brick-by-Brick campaign which will give all Ugandans across the country, a chance to contribute at least one brick to the building of the new classroom block in the school. This campaign is a new CSR initiative that offers all Ugandans a unique opportunity to take part and own the social responsibility initiative.

Speaking at the event, the Airtel Uganda Managing Director, Mr. Arindam Chakrabarty stated; “Airtel believes that primary education is the foundation for the social –economic development of Uganda and plays a vital role in creating leaders for tomorrow. Through the ‘Brick-by-Brick’ initiative we provide a platform for all Ugandan citizens to contribute in this noble cause of improving class room facilities and help improve the learning conditions. Its in-line with our Together We Can movement”

Airtel Managing Director, Mr. Arindam Chakrabarty laying down the Brick during the Brick by Brick launch at Nafugaki Primary School in Jinja

Airtel Managing Director, Mr. Arindam Chakrabarty laying down the Brick during the Brick by Brick launch at Nafugaki Primary School in Jinja

Guest of Honor, the 2nd Deputy Premier and Deputy leader of Government Business in Parliament, Rt. Hon (Rtd.) General Moses Ali, commended Airtel Uganda for partnering with the community and the Government, in helping improve the learning environment for Ugandan children. He commented, “We are very passionate about raising the profile of our primary schools and to be partnering with Airtel to attain model schools bringing our vision of world class facilities closer to realization.”

 

About Bharti Airtel Limited

Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. The company offers mobile voice & data services, fixed line, high speed broadband, IPTV, DTH, turnkey telecom solutions for enterprises and national & international long distance services to carriers. Bharti Airtel has been ranked among the six best performing technology companies in the world by BusinessWeek. Bharti Airtel had over 281 million customers across its operations at the end of October 2013. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com

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