Airtel Uganda on Friday announced the launch of its extensive Corporate Social Responsibility campaign of giving that will be held countrywide throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan.
The campaign is aimed at shedding light on the true Ramadan spirit and celebrating this special time of the year with the local communities.
The CSR campaign begun with a handover of foodstuffs to the Wandegeya Muslim community to assist them in preparing their Iftar meals.
Commenting during the handover, Mr. Ali Balunywa the Airtel Uganda Sales & Marketing Directorsaid: “We would like to take this opportunity to greet you all on the blessed occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
This month presents a special time for our organization to communicate and interact with the community through our charitable programs. Every year at Airtel we prove that we are a company that pioneers in the social involvement, where we play a big role to give back to the community.”
Balunywa went on to explain that, just like every year, Airtel will be sharing the joys of Ramadan by distributing food stuffs every week throughout this holy month to the underprivileged in over 24 mosques across the country.
The company specifically chose highly populated areas to reach out to the maximum number of people. Some of the districts earmarked for Ramadan donations include Kampala, Masaka, Mbale, Mbarara, Lira, Kamuli, Fortportal, Gulu, Iganga, Hoima, Jinja, Arua, Tororo, Kabale and many others.
Balunywa added: “Our pledge towards our customers of providing the latest and best technologies has never been broken, and today we continue our promise towards the entire community through our annual Ramadan CSR campaign.”
In addition to the food stuffs, the company has launched a campaign where subscribers that recharge a minimum of 500/- through Airtel money & E-recharge will receive free 100MBs, 100SMS (Airtel to Airtel SMS) and 30Minutes (Airtel to Airtel calls). These minutes, MBs & SMS can be used between midnight &6am daily and expire at 6am.