Country director Joehans Bushiri said it has been a tradition for Woolworths Tanzania to give back to the community where it sells clothing and makes profit.
Speaking at Chakuwama orphanage in Sinza, Dar es Salaam yesterday, Bushiri said the company has been allocating part of its profit to support the community’s vulnerable groups all seasons and not only during festive seasons.
“The donation that we have made today is a continuation of our tradition that has been cultivated over the past several years. We have been supporting vulnerable groups by giving them a chance to work with our company during holidays. By working with us they gain experience and also earn money which support them in their education,” he said.
Other orphanages which benefited from the donation include New Life in Boko, Hananasif in Kinondoni and New Hope in Kigamboni, all located in Dar es Salaam while four others are in Arusha city. The donation included rice, cooking oil, soaps and other items.
A group of workers accompanied Bushiri to Chakuwama where they spent time cheering and sharing good moments with children.
“Woolworths Tanzania workers are very happy to visit your centre and bring you this donation in order for you to enjoy Easter Holidays just like other children. We are delighted to see you healthy and we encourage you to study hard,” he told the children.
Chakuwama guardian, Saida Hassan expressed appreciation towards Woolworths’ management and workers for the donation which she said would go a long way to support the orphans’ daily needs to survive.
“These children have no parents, when you visit them they become very happy as you can see. They treat you as their parents who care for them by bringing them food and other items. May Woolworths continue to grow from strength to strength,” she said, noting that the kids have more needs which the community should help to fulfil.