Monday, April 30

Tigo supports student career event at the IFM Career Day for Universities and Colleges

Tigo this past Saturday, 25 April, 2012, sponsored the Career Day which was held in Dar es Salaam.

The fair was a means of introducing aspiring students and HR personnel to IFM departments. The 7 departments - banking, insurance, tax, accounting, computer science, IT and social protection competed against each other in presentations. They talked about what each department was doing and showed how  practical and relevant  the courses were for the current job market.

Institute for Finance Management (IFM )Board Chairman for Finance, Charles Nyoni (middle) cutting the tape before touring the various booths for the IFM Career Day for Universities and Colleges which was sponsored by Tigo.
Left is the head of  IFM, Prof Mjema and a student, Dorthea Msofe

The GOH Dr Nyoni  encouraged students to grab opportunities  that are out there and to make informed decisions from all the information available before plunging into any  career. 

The fair ran from 9am to 3pm.  About 1000 people passed through the event during the course of the day.

Apart from the IFM departments, others that displayed were ITEC, the International Student Organisation, Postal Bank and Tigo. Representatives from UDSM, Utali College, CBE, and Public Service College were also present.

The competition winners were the Insurance Department scooping 200,000/-, followed by the Social Protection Department which netted 150,000/- and the Accounting Department who took home 100,000/-. Each winning group received certificates as well. 

The organiser, chairman Bertinus William, who is also the Minister for Education at IFM, said the fair was extremely successful adding that Tigo as one of the main sponsors has shown a commitment to supporting education among the youth and and in the case of IFM in areas where there will be opportunities for employment in the various departments of the telecom company in the near future.

Friday, April 20

Improving Children's Education - One school at a time

 Mdokonyole Primary School in Morogoro Rural is a ward school built by the local community in 2002.  It has 173 students but 5 teachers. It has 7 streams but only 2 classrooms.

In 2008, 27 students sat for the national primary exams 25 passed. In 2009, out of 35 students, 21 passed. In 2010, out of 20 students 19 passed; in 2011 out of 30 students who took the exam 26 passed. 

Despite the harsh learning environment this is the number one school in academic results in the ward.

TPL director Sauda, has embarked on a mission to mobilise, on any scale, resources to improve the environment for these talented children and dedicated teachers'. "I believe that the worst thing to waste is a child’s developing mind," she says. 

Kids at the Mdokonyole Primary School, sitting on logs on a dirt floor in one of the classrooms. 

A happy day, once the plaster has been applied! (visit the facebook page for views of the floor in various stages of being laid).

Through a face book page campaign dubbed Action Tanzania,  Tsh 2,750,000  has been raised to date with several pledges pending. 

This money is going toward plastering, flooring and provision of much needed desks.  "This is a movement and we are gaining momentum; Action Tanzania and all its supports are going to continue to raise funds for school materials and the construction of more classrooms." Sauda asserts.  

Join the Action Tanzania Group on its Facebook page. 

Tuesday, April 17

Tigo improves lives - supports Ngorongoro Marathon in malaria campaign

Excitement all around this past weekend in Karatu at the Tigo Ngorongoro Half Marathon where this year,  Fabian Joseph emerged ahead of the pack on the men's side, and Jacqueline Sakilu for the women. 

Tigo pushing sports and well-being at the Zara Charity organised Ngorongoro Half Marathon

Jacqueline Sakilia receiving her first prize earnings from Tigo rep. Edward Shila.

The annual event, organised by Zara Tours Charity, took place this past weekend and aimed at reducing malaria by raising awareness about the issue.

Wednesday, April 11

Out with the running shoes for the Tigo Ngorongoro Marathon

Any means to create awareness about the number one killer in Africa-Malaria, deserves to be applauded.

Tigo is a major supporter of the recently announced 5th edition of the Tigo Ngorongoro Marathon to kick off in Karatu on Saturday 14th April. We are dusting off our running shoes and will at least take part in the  fun run, should be lots of fun for a great cause!

Press conference announcement : Mr. Peter Mwita, Tanzania Olympic Committee member (far left) Ms. Alice Maro (2nd left),  Tigo Public Relations Officer at Tigo, Mr. Edward Shila, Tigo Events and Promotions Coordinator and Mr. Silvery Tesha (right), the  Ngorongoro Half Marathon Coordinator for Zara Charity.

Tigo Rocked Dar at the Easter Bonanza!

We were happy to take the family to the Easter Bonanza this past weekend at TTCL grounds, at Sayansi sponsored by Tigo...

Dully Sykes bustin a move at this past weekend's Tigo Easter Bonanza at the TTCL grounds in Sayansi.

The kids danced and danced, and ate and ate! It was a nice Sunday and affordable too.. Thanks Tigo... 

Monday, April 9

Tigo proudly sponsors next week's Ngorongoro Marathon

Last year, more than 3000 people ran in the Ngorongoro Marathon, and Karatu is once again getting  ready for another edition of this great race.

The 5th edition of the Ngorongoro Marathon is going to take place this coming weekend, 14th April, 2012.

above and right - The winners of the Kid's Marathon receiving their medals. 

"On your marks!" Runners starting out at the Ngorongoro Marathon, in the 2011 edition. 

We are happy to see among the sponsors: Zara Tours, TIGO,  USAID, and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA), who are putting TZ on the global sports map, as well as contributing to reducing malaria in the continent.

Way to go!