The fundraising event which was part of Airtel’s corporate social responsibility initiative dubbed ‘Airtel Tunakujali,’ involved the company’s employees washing patrons cars at a price of 20, 000/- each.
Speaking in Dar es Salaam during the event, Colaso said his office teamed up with Human Resources and Legal and Regulatory Departments raise the funds by dedicating their time to wash cars for a day in support of the orphanage. He said a special lunch and other activities were also held.
“This year we will use our funds by constructing a dormitory for children at the Hope Orphanage Center which is in Kisarawe district, Coast region,” Colaso said.
The Hope Orphanage Center hosts orphans aged from 3-18 years and has been experiencing shortage of dormitory to accommodate the children. Current, the orphanage has only two dormitories with each hosting boys and girls.
“Our aim is to help construct an additional dormitory so that the children can be comfortable,” the Airtel Tanzania CEO added noting that based on past experience, the company’s staff will surely raise the amount.
Airtel Tunakujali is a programme where employees use their skills and expertise during their spare to work for charity as part of corporate social responsibility. They also contribute their own cash to support surrounding communities.
“The programme has been going on since 2014 and this time we have felt that it is good to host the fundraising by organizing car washing so that we can raise money in supporting the Kisarawe Orphanage Center. The reason behind supporting Hope Orphanage Center is to make sure that the children have a good place to rest,” Colaso pointed out.
Seconding Colaso’s observation, Airtel Tanzania Director of Corporate Communications, Beatrice Singano said under the programme, Airtel has been supporting the needy in the society by donating various humanitarian assistance aimed at showing love and care.
“As you can see, we have come together to support the Tunakujali Programme by contributing our owns funds with the company matching whatever the amount raised so as to accomplish our CSR project,” said Singano.