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
Juwah’s tenure at NCC endsDr. Eugene Juwah’s tenure as the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Communication Commission has come to an end. Read More
Etisalat sues MTN over anti-competitive practicesEtisalat has instituted legal action against Nigeria’s dominant operator, MTN, over practices it says threaten its business. Read More
Orange increases interest in the Moroccan operator Méditel with the acquisition of an additional 9%Fipar-Holding (the Moroccan Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion group), FinanceCom and Orange signed the final documentation increasing Orange's interest in Méditel, the Moroccan telecommunications operator, in application of the agreements they signed in December 2010. Read More
Safaricom gives network assurance ahead of Obama visitSafaricom has assured its subscribers that minimal network disruptions shall be experienced during visit of US president Barack Obama. Read More
Airtel unveils next gen enterprise solution in GhanaAirtel Ghana says it is setting the new standard for Enterprise business solutions with the launch of its business oriented sub brand, Airtel Business. Read More
Tigo Africa Customer Operations Director visits GhanaThe Customer Operations Director for Tigo Africa, Ingeborg Nieuwenhuis, has just concluded a week-long visit to Ghana. Read More
Tigo reinforces security at cell sites due to battery theftTigo says it is determined to invest to ensure a reliable and stable network for its customers despite rampant cable cuts and increasing battery theft. Read More
MTN Ghana introduces Relationship ManagersSubscribers of MTN Ghana can now get any challenges resolved quickly and amicably, thanks to the introduction of Relationship Managers at MTN Ghana’s 82 customer service points across the country. Read More
Airtel showcases SmartROAMAirtel Nigeria has launched a new roaming service that will enable Airtel customers to receive unlimited free incoming calls when roaming in five major countries across five continents. Read More
FEATURED STORYBatswana dragging feet in digital migration
More than a month after the deadline for the digital migration from analogue television, few people have shown any pronounced enthusiasm in entering the new digital TV realm.
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 App of the Year submissions closed
Entries for the annual MTN Business App of the Year Awards taking place on 13 August in Johannesburg have closed, and an expert panel of judges that is adjudicating ...