Airtel Ghana, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Company of the year continues to impact positively on the lives of individuals and communities through its various CSR initiatives. The latest beneficiary is Reverend Sister Theresa Mario Mumuni, popularly known as Sister Stan of the Nazareth Children?s Home in Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana. She received food stuff and other items to the tune of GHC2, 000 as part of the company?s Food Drive programme under its Make a Difference Day (MADD) initiative.
MADD offers a platform for Airtel employees to engage in sustainable CSR in the communities where they live whilst inspiring hope and enhancing people?s quality of life.
This is not the first time Airtel, through its CSR programme, is lending a helping hand towards the orphanage. Two years ago, as part of its Touching Lives project, Airtel Ghana, touched by the plight of the children and impressed by the philanthropic candor of Sister Stan, supported the orphanage by providing a package which included the refurbishment and furnishing of the house in which the children lived, the provision of a borehole and a corner shop, as well as learning aids and toys. The company also took up the responsibility of paying the school fees of the children in the orphanage of school going age.
Accepting the items, Sister Stan expressed her gratitude to Airtel for its continuous support of her vision and the orphanage, noting that the company?s intervention has helped to make life more comfortable for the children. She explained she set up the orphanage to provide shelter for abandoned children who were believed to be bearing various societal stigmas.
On his part, the Head of Corporate Communications and CSR at Airtel Ghana, Donald Gwira, stated that social responsibility was deeply embedded into his company?s commitments and initiatives. According to him, Airtel was committed to helping improve the quality of life of individuals and communities in which they operated. ?We are more than happy to assist the Nazareth Children?s Home as it gives us the opportunity to give back to the society that has been patronizing our products and services since we came onto the Ghanaian market?, he added.