Leading telecommunication service provider in Tanzania Tigo has been active in improving education standards in Tanzania. From last year, the telecom has donated over 2,400 desks with a total value of about $105,000 to primary schools in the country lacking these very basic facilities.
With one desk being able to comfortably seat three pupils, the 2,400 desk donation has seen at least 7,000 pupils in Tanzania seat while they’re learning. Majority of the schools that have benefited from Tigo’s donations are public schools located near the Tanzania-Zambia border, particularly in the region called Iringa and Morogoro. Iringa is famous for its timber production while Morogoro is home to the internationally renowned arc Udzungwa mountain ranges.
According to the telecom’s General Manager, Diego Guiterrez, the donations are part of Tigo’s commitment to supporting community development under its corporate social responsibility portfolio.
The gesture is also part of Tigo’s $50,000 pledge to a call by the Tanzania government to individuals, corporate and stakeholders to chip in towards addressing the problem of desks shortage in the country.
“Statistics have shown that Tanzania needs about 3.3 million desks for her primary schools …read more