Airtel Rwanda has been giving back to the communities it operates in all over Rwanda. Looking back at 2015, Airtel managed to partake in different fields of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Being a socially responsible company is a mandate that is highly followed by all Airtel staff all over the world. It is a pillar that has proved to position Airtel as one of the most loved brands in the world.
Airtel Rwanda undertakes in various CSR projects that include; sports, education, technology, health and environment conservation.
In 2015, Airtel Rwanda was able to impact the lives of the communities it operates in through certain activities. In the field of sports, Airtel continued with the development of grassroots football through the Airtel Rising Stars football competition which was in its third season. Through the monthly Umuganda activities, Airtel donated reading materials and planted trees in different parts of Rwanda.
Airtel continues to support girls in technology through offering internships to bright young girls who are interested in technology.
During last year’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, Airtel staff took part in the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk and later the company donated smartphones to the Breast Cancer Initiative East Africa Inc. that were to be used to help raise breast cancer awareness by reaching out to people in villages. Additionally, Airtel Rwanda was among the companies that partnered with the African Union to garner resources in support of Ebola affected countries in West Africa.
In last year’s festive season, Airtel Rwanda staff held a Christmas party for the children at Home don Bosco in Nyanza where they gave out Christmas gifts such as scholastic material and clothing to the children. Speaking to Micheline Umulisa, Airtel Rwanda’s CSR Coordinator, she said that Airtel will continue to support the people of Rwanda as they grow further.
“For the development of Airtel in Rwanda, we have to ensure the wellbeing of the communities we operate in.” she added.