By Our Reporter
For the third consecutive year, Airtel Uganda has embarked on an initiative to share the joy of Christmas with individuals, families, organizations and communities through their staff-driven initiative dubbed ‘12 Days of Christmas’.
Named after a popular Christmas song that breaks down a series of grand gifts given on each of the twelve days of Christmas, this initiative aims at rewarding individuals and organizations that have made a remarkable difference in the lives of their community members. This initiative also gives Airtel Uganda staff members an opportunity to assist individuals and communities in need.
The telco’s staff begun by spreading Christmas cheer to the African Children of God’s Image (ACOGI) located in Katanga and Salama School for the blind in Mukono. The staff members handed over foodstuffs such as posho, rice and sugar; scholastic materials such as books and pens as well as some musical instruments to ACOGI and a Perkins Brailler (a gadget used by the visually impaired to write and read), saucepans, cups, school bags, bottles and sodas to Salama school for the blind. In the spirit of Christmas, the staff members cut the cake with the children.
Commenting on the initiative, Mr V.G. Somasekhar, the Airtel Uganda Managing Director, applauded the staff members for their commitment to give back to society.
“Through this initiative, Airtel Uganda staff members have managed to change the lives of hundreds of Ugandans in different communities across the country in such a short time,” he commented.
“We believe it is our responsibility to give back to Ugandans in the communities in which we operate by not only providing reliable telecommunications products and services but also offering them assistance to enable them to lead more meaningful and productive lives,” he added.
As part of this year’s initiative, staff members will visit the Children’s Cancer Ward Mulago, SOTEDA Diabetics Organization in Gulu, Kankobe Children’s Center in Masaka, Mugalula Community in Wakiso, BodaBoda Initiative in Kamuli, Busebewe Primary School in Luwero, Prince of Peace Nursery and Primary in Kobwin, Kyamulinga Public School in Mityana, Ibanda Babies Home and Special Children Special People in Ggaba