Tigo on Saturday wound its project on entrepreneurship to people with disabilities by donating the last 15 wheelchairs to Association of People Living with Disability in Arusha Region.
The donation is part of a joint effort to improve the quality of life for disabled citizens by creating opportunities for them to start their own ventures.
“We believe that access to mobility, work flexibility and financial stability is a vital part of this journey,” said Joseph James, Territory Manager Northern Region.
“This is an important initiative for us, as it speaks directly to our commitment to help improve the lives and well-being of the people,” he said.
The handover ceremony was held on Saturday at Makumbusho ya Azimio la Arusha Azidiyo Grounds, and the wheelchairs were presented on behalf of the mobile network provider by Joseph James.
The Mayor of Arusha, Gaudance Lyimo received them on behalf of the association of people living with disabilities (Chawata).
“We would like to create a world where people living with disabilities can be economically empowered,” said Lyimo.
“This will not only increase their confidence, but will also transform them into actively performing members of the society who contribute to the economy of the country,” he said.
Through the entrepreneurial training programme, Tigo has provided members of the association with handsets, SIM cards and training on Tigo services, Tigo Pesa and Tigo Rusha. This will help create vast business opportunities for them and improve their income generating capabilities.
This is the last round of donations made by the company. It donated 26 wheelchairs in Dar es Salaam early this month, and another 9 in Dodoma last weekend.