A subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, Coca Cola Kwanza’s Director of Public Affairs, Communication and Sustainability, Salum Nassor said the donation is aimed at paying back to the community part of profits made from its business activities.
“Coca Cola Kwanza's objective is to refresh and improve lives of the majority Tanzanians in various sectors including education and this is one of the reasons for donating the desks to Ruangwa District,” Nassor said.
The Coca-Cola Kwanza Director urged other institutions, stakeholders, and non-government organizations to work together and support government efforts in find solutions to challenges facing the community.
“We do business in the right way for a better-shared future and this support will resolve shortage of school desks by accommodating 200 students at a time,” he added.
Speaking at the event, Ruangwa Member of Parliament, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said the donation of desks demonstrates the beverages company’s good and healthy relations with the government hence benefitting the community.
“This donation of desks has come at the right time at the commencement of the new school year when we are facing a surge in the number of students being registered due to free education,” Majaliwa said while adding that it is everyone’s responsibility to preserve, protect and utilize wisely the desks so that both current and future students can use them.
Since launching the initiative of donating desks to public schools as part of its corporate social responsibility, Coca-Cola Kwanza has made and distributed over 3,000 desks to various schools.
The subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa based in South Africa, has been one of the leading companies in making desks and supporting schools with acute shortage to improve learning environment.