CSR awards for Airtel
TELECOMS| March 20, 2012, 7:28 a.m.
Airtel Nigeria has been commended for its pioneering role in the delivery of quality education to underprivileged children in the country.
According to an advocacy and communications Group, AS+A Communications, Airtel Nigeria has consistently maintained a single-minded focus in initiating a robust Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme that has transformed the lives of several under-privileged children in Nigeria.
The group also honoured Airtel with a CSR Awards for Excellence& Exhibition, stating that the telco operator has been providing important support for the improvement of the educational sector as well as empowering children from poor homes with quality education.
At an event held in Port Harcourt, the organisers of the event said Airtel took a significant step last year, when it launched its Adopt-a-School programme and, in record time, completed and commissioned its first adopted School, Oremeji Primary School 2, Ajegunle, Lagos.
Speaking at the occasion, the Managing Director of AS+A Communications, Mrs. Adenike Shobayo thanked Airtel for rendering invaluable assistance to under privileged children just as she also urged the Telco Operator to continue in its quest to providing quality education for more Nigerian children.
“While we note Airtel’s significant contribution to the educational sector especially with the recent commissioning of Oremeji Primary School 2, we urge other companies to follow in their footsteps in partnering the relevant governmental authorities for the delivery of quality education to our children. Airtel has done extremely well in the area of education and have also taken some bold steps to give back to the Nigerian society. They really deserve to be commended for their fine works,” she said.
Airtel is donating a percentage of the revenues from record sales and merchandising of the Airtel ONE8 hit ‘Hands across the world’ to the Airtel Education Fund to support its adopted schools in each of our markets.
Commenting on the award, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria, Rajan Swaroop, said the company has a single-minded strategy of creating educational opportunities for under-privileged children across the country.
Swaroop and the Chairman of Airtel Nigeria, Oba Otudeko, were also honored with Awards of Excellence for their outstanding contributions to the society through the creation of value with innovative technologies, products and services.
MORE TELECOMS NEWS
VP commissions Huawei Seeds for the Future programmeGhana’s Vice President, H.E Paa Kwasi Amissah Arthur, has officially commissioned the Huawei Seeds for the Future Programme in Accra. Read More
IHS plans to inject fresh $500m to grow capacityMohammed Darwish, managing director of IHS Towers, says the firm will soon inject another $500million into the business after raising some $2.5billion to finance expansion drives. Darwish spoke with biztecafrica.com in Lagos. Read More
More convenience for Airtel customers in Embu with new Airtel shopAirtel Kenya has opened a new Airtel shop in Embu town as part of the company’s aggressive expansion and upgrade plan. Read More
Nebula: You’re probably wasting 20% of your telecoms spendSouth African businesses are wasting up to 20% of their telecommunications spend every year, according to a new white paper by Nebula. Read More
Tigo CEO chairs Ghana Chamber of TelecommunicationsThe Governing Council of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunication has elected the Chief Executive Officer of Tigo Ghana Roshi Motman as the new Chair of the Chamber. Read More
MTNC inaugurates new Service CentresMTN Cameroon has inaugurated two new Service Centres in the city of Yaounde. Read More
Airtel completes network upgrade in NairobiBharti Airtel has announced the completion of phase one of its network upgrade in Nairobi area. Read More
Airtel Africa announces It is Now campaignBharti Airtel Africa has launched a new campaign it tagged It is Now in a bid to inspire its customers to realise their full potential. Read More
Glo leads with 68% new internet users in NigeriaGlobacom added over a million new internet users on its network in April this year and thus retained its position as the second largest data service provider in the country. Read More
Airtel Nigeria launches smartTALK, N1m daily promoAirtel Nigeria has launched smartTALK, a voice based product that offers Nigerians 11 kobo per second call rate to all networks in the country all day and all night. Read More
FEATURED STORYIHS plans to inject fresh $500m to grow capacity
Mohammed Darwish, managing director of IHS Towers, says the firm will soon inject another $500million into the business after raising some $2.5billion to finance expansion drives. Darwish spoke with biztecafrica.com in Lagos.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHAs curtain falls on MDGs, what next?
Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, speaks to Biztechafrica about setting smart targets.
COMPANY NEWSMTN Business expands partnership with Samsung to offer enterprise customers increased security
Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced that MTN Business has been appointed as a reseller of Samsung’s KNOX licenses to its customers.