Telecommunications giants Airtel Uganda on Friday announced the adoption of its 3rd school, Nafungaki Primary School, Jinja under the “Adopt a School” initiative.
This initiative started in July, 2012, with Airtel Uganda, adopting a new UPE school every year. Selection of the school is based on recommendation by the Ministry of Education, with the intention of renovating and upliftment of existing facilities. The day’s event, held at Magamaga Iganga road, Jinja, signaled the completion of renovation and the formal adoption of the 3rd school.
The “Adopt-A-School” initiative is part of the company’s umbrella CSR program and it focuses on the education of underprivileged children in line with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals of universal primary education.
“We are very passionate about raising the profile of our primary schools and to be partnering with Airtel to attain model schools bringing our vision of world class facilities closer to realization,” said Rt. Hon (Rtd.) General Moses Ali, the Guest of Honor, the 2nd Deputy Premier.
They also launched its Brick-by-Brick campaign which will give all Ugandans across the country, a chance to contribute at least one brick to the building of the new classroom block in the school. This campaign is a new CSR initiative that offers all Ugandans a unique opportunity to take part and own the social responsibility initiative.
Speaking at the event, the Airtel Uganda Managing Director, Mr. Arindam Chakrabarty stated; “Airtel believes that primary education is the foundation for the social –economic development of Uganda and plays a vital role in creating leaders for tomorrow. Through the ‘Brick-by-Brick’ initiative we provide a platform for all Ugandan citizens to contribute in this noble cause of improving class room facilities and help improve the learning conditions. Its in-line with our Together We Can movement.”