For the second year consecutive/running, telecommunications’ giant Airtel Uganda has announced a campaign to share the joy of Christmas with communities and to bring hope to individuals, families and organizations that are doing the great work of restoring hope in the lives of others in the community.
Dubbed ‘12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS’, the campaign was conceptualized in December 2015 and named after popular Christmas song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” – an English Christmas carol that enumerates a series of grand gifts given on each of the twelve days of Christmas.
Once again, staff members nominated and submitted their nominations to the Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Mrs. Charity Bukenya, who worked with a cross functional team to select the 12 projects that were communicated to the staff members.
Organizations such as Bright Kids Uganda in Entebbe, Bugiri & Kumi Hospitals, MADEFO Home of the Elderly and individuals such as Kyomuhendo Hellen a patient awaiting a liver transplant were the first beneficiaries of this campaign.
Commenting about this campaign, Mr. Anwar Soussa, the Airtel Uganda Managing Director, thanked all his staff and directors for their participation in this campaign.
“During this time of offering “thanks”, it is prudent for us to reach out to the organizations and individuals who have not only supported us throughout the year, but have also supported different people in different communities giving them hope for a great future and a helping hand during the season of giving.
“This campaign offers Airtel Uganda staff members an opportunity to contribute to and show their gratitude and appreciation to the communities in which they live and work,” Soussa added.
Last year, Airtel Uganda staff members chose 12 community projects that are transforming the lives of people; young and old with meager resources and went on to share the Red Airtel Christmas with them. Organizations such as Cherish Uganda in Entebbe, Natasha Nutrition Center in Mbarara Hospital, Kawempe Home Care in Kanyanya as well as individuals such as Aunt Robinah who takes care of children of prisoners on Salama road and Immaculate – a kidney transplant patient benefitted from this campaign.