Tigo Tanzania CSR


Tigo supports Tanzanian children through Tuchange campaign

A few days ago we posted about Tigo and their Tigo Tuchange campaign, through which they were encouraging Tigo customers to contribute to a fundraising campaign in support of education.

We are extremely happy to report that this campaign has netted about 26 Million Tanzanian Shillings which will be handed over to the HASSAN MAAJAR TRUST in support of their Desks for Children programme.

Click HERE find out more about Tigo Tuchange and the partnership with the Hassan Maajar Trust, please click

Way to go guys!


Tigo’s entrepreneurship project to benefit the disabled

A proud mama wheels her son and her new tricycle and is ready for business. 

Tigo this past Saturday, handed over 26 tricycles to members of the Association of Entrepreneurs living with Disability.  The recipients, in addition to receiving new wheels, will be trained on Tigo Rusha, Tigo Pesa and agency business skills as part of a programme they have entered with TIGO.

Press Release

Tigo’s entrepreneurship project to benefit the disabled

10 March, 2012, Dar es Salaam. Tigo has donated 25 wheelchairs to the Association of Entrepreneurs living with Disability as part of its annual social obligation to support health in the community.

The handover ceremony for the donation was held today at the Buguruni School for the Deaf, and the wheelchairs were presented on behalf of Tigo by the Promotions and Events Coordinator, Mr.  Edward Shila. Mrs. Esther Mkwizu, the Executive Secretary of the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation received them on behalf of the Association. 

“We are delighted to be able to assist this group of people living with disability who will now be mobile and able to go about their entrepreneurial activities with more ease. We are also delighted to be able to introduce them to the vast business opportunities made possible through being an agent of Tigo Rusha and Tigo Pesa,” said Mr. Shila. “We hope that our support contributes to the improvement of their lives through improving their income generating capabilities,” he said.

Tigo has also committed to an entrepreneurial training programme for Tigo services, Tigo Rusha and Tigo Pesa for the participating members of the association. The partnership is part of an entrepreneurship project whereby Association members will receive handsets, Tigo sim cards, and training.  This partnership plans to provide assistance to 25 additional members in Arusha and Dodoma.

“People living with disabilities experience economic hardship much more than other sectors of society,” said Mrs. Esther Mkwizu. We believe that empowering the physically challenged will not only bring them into mainstream activities, but also assist them in meaningful income generating schemes, after all disability is not inability” she said.

Other corporates were also challenged to join the initiative and assist with access to support facilities that will aid mobility for those living with disability.

About Tigo

Tigo is the first cellular network in Tanzania, started operations in 1994 and is Tanzania’s most affordable and innovative mobile phone operator. Tigo is part of Millicom International Cellular S.A (MIC) and provides affordable, widely accessible and readily available prepaid cellular telephony services to more than 30 million customers in 13 emerging markets in Africa and Latin America.

The success of Tigo is based on the "Triple A" strategy which stands for Affordability, Accessibility and Availability. We create a world where mobile services are affordable, accessible and available everywhere and to all. This guarantees that our subscribers experience the best services at the most affordable rates throughout our 26 regions in both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.

For further information visit:  www.tigo.co.tz

Tigo to raise funds for Twiga Stars

Tigo Tuchange raises awareness and funds for Education in Tanzania!

The Minister for Education and Vocational Training, Hon. Shukulu Kawambwa cuts the tape officiating the launch of the Tigo CSR initiative  Tigo Tuchanga this past Saturday, 3rd March, 2012,  from right is the Tigo Consumer/Deputy General Manager, Diego Gutierrez and the Zena Tenga, the Managing Director of the Hassan
Maajar Trust, one of the recipients of the campaign.
Tigo Tuchange is an initiative aimed at improving primary education by assisting to provide desks, books and other needed materials to schools throughout Tanzania. This was its second effort and by all accounts it was a very successful event!

You can find more info about Tigo online by visiting their site.

And more about Tigo's Tuchange campaign of last year as well as the Hassan Maajar Trust here as sourced from Corporate Digest.


Press Release

Tigo TuChange to boost education sector

2 March, 2012, Dar es Salaam. After the success of the “Tigo TuChange” initiative last year, Tigo, Tanzania’s leading network provider will be running the initiative again this year in efforts to raise money to boost the education sector in Tanzania.

"Tigo and its employees around the world are committed to making a positive impact in the communities where they live and work," said Mr. Diego Gutierrez, Consumer/Deputy General Manager at Tigo. "The education investment is just one of many steps we are taking to strengthen the community, we are providing an opportunity for everyone who is a Tigo subscriber to help a child with a desk for eductional materials by simply topping up, while Tigo matches that same amount,” he said.

One of the recipients of the Tigo TuChange initiative is the Hassan Maajar Trust (HMT) which was established in 2006 in memory of a beloved son who died in a tragic road accident. The aim of the Trust is to improve the learning environment in schools by providing desks to all schools in-need across Tanzania.

HMT chairperson Ambassador Mwanaidi Maajar said, “It is everybody’s responsibility to remove the shame of our children sitting on the floor in classrooms. We will continue to rally the support of all wishing to see our children sitting on desks and chairs rather than bricks and stones, or worse, on the floor.”

Tigo is planning a public sensitization walk at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, March 3, 2012, from Sheiklango  Millennium Business Complex  to Ubungo traffic lights, where the Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Hon. Shukuru Kawambwa will be present to officiate.  

Between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. that same day, Tigo customers can contribute money by buying airtime through Tigo Rusha. Any airtime purchased during this hour will be matched by Tigo and go towards the initiative. For example, if a customer buys 500/- worth of airtime, the customer will use their airtime as usual while Tigo contributes the same amount towards the initiative.

Last year Tigo ran a “Tigo TuChange” campaign through which it and its customers donated textbooks to Toangoma Primary School in Temeke municipality in Dar es Salaam; Ikungui Primary School in Siginda Rural, Sigindia; Kilimanihewa Primary School in Nanyumbu Masasi, Mtwara; Mpanga Primary School in Kilombero, Morogoro; Nyasa Primary School in Nzega, Tabora and Rwamishenye Primary School in Bukoba municipality in Kagera.  

 The special fundraising programme was introduced to assist the education sector in Tanzania by providing textbooks and other needed material to primary schools. The programme, which ran on September 9, 2011, had customers buy airtime through Tigo Rusha, and the total amount of TZS 25.9m/- collected went towards purchasing the books for the primary school.

“This year we are aiming even higher,” said Mr Gutierrez. “The proceeds will go towards desks in collaboration with HMT and other material that will benefit primary school students,” he said. 

About Tigo

Tigo is the first cellular network in Tanzania, started operations in 1994 and is Tanzania’s most affordable and innovative mobile phone operator. Tigo is part of Millicom International Cellular S.A (MIC) and provides affordable, widely accessible and readily available prepaid cellular telephony services to more than 30 million customers in 13 emerging markets in Africa and Latin America.

The success of Tigo is based on the "Triple A" strategy which stands for Affordability, Accessibility and Availability. We create a world where mobile services are affordable, accessible and available everywhere and to all. This guarantees that our subscribers experience the best services at the most affordable rates throughout our 26 regions in both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.

For further information visit:  www.tigo.co.tz

Issued by:
 Alice Maro • PR-Tigo • Mobile +255 715 554501 


Tigo Promo Reaches Climax

Good Day Good People!  

The way we see it, if an organisation has a great programme and we stand a chance to improve our lives through it, it's a good thing.  These Samsung laptops are no joke, either!  it came with a built in solar panel so is way more friendly to the environment..  We say (with a little green-eyed envy) Congratulations to all the winners! 

Tigo Tanzania Public Relations Officer, Alice Maro (left) handing over a dummy cheque worth Tsh4 million to Ezekiel Jackson Bahati, one of the winners in a promotion done by the mobile phone operator.  Centre is Pamela Shelukindo, Tigo’s Quality Specialist.
By Evodius Joseph
Tigo Tanzania has concluded a national promotion yesterday which saw 19 participants walking away with Tsh4 mln each, as first prize winners while 38 lucky Tanzanian were each awarded Samsung laptops.
“We would like to thank everyone who participated in this promotion as well as to congratulate all winners,” said Alice Maro, Public Relations Officer at Tigo.
The promo which ran from 30th November 2011 to 19th February 2012 awarded a total of Tsh328 million worth in cash prizes and other gifts.

We came across this story in Corporate Digest. 

Way to go, Tigo! 


Instead of just wishing you could go see your sister, cousin, boyfriend, grandma, or anyone else you call internationally, you could go to visit them in person!  We think Tigo's new International Long Distance contest is exciting because just spending 1000 Tsh on a long distance phone call automatically qualifies you!

Aileen P. Meena Post and High Segment Manager (left) clarifying a point during a press conference held at Tigo new headquarters located at Kijitonyama.
She is flanked by Alice Maro, Public Relations of Tigo
By Evodius Joseph
Tigo has introduced and international long distance promotion which will reward one lucky winner with a  trip to any destination that he or she calls the most including Canada, China, India, UK or USA.

The promotion has started from today to April 22 of this year, whereby customers who will spend more than Tshs1,000 on international calls will automatically qualify to participate.
“Given the overwhelming success of the last promotions, we’ve to give our pre-paid and postpaid subscribers yet another chance to win great prizes,” said Alice Maro, Public Relations Officer at Tigo. “Make the international call now and you could be jetting off,” she added.
In addition to that the promotion will involve 50 winners, under which the first 49 winners will be awarded Tigo bags containing Tigo T-shirt, pens, key holders and ideos smart phone. The 50th winner will be awarded the main prize, which includes a return ticket and accommodation. Details will be made available to the winner on finalizing of travel arrangements.
The 50 winners will be selected randomly in the presence of a Gaming Board inspector at the end of the promotion. Customers will contracted with numbers they used when they make international call participants must be in possession of a valid Tanzania identity document and a valid passport at the time of entry.

Thanks to Corporate Digest for this update. 
We just like to share cool opportunities with you, please visit TIGO for more info on their products and services. 


Tanzania: Kilimeru Maintain Winning Spree in Tigo Cricket Meet

Not only are Tigo busy with providing Tanzania with excellent products and services at great value, they support sport as well.  We found the following story on www.allafrica.com.

KILIMERU Sports maintained its impressive run of form in group A of the Tigo Trophy cricket tournament with an eight-wicket victory over A To Z Club at the latter's venue in Arusha earlier this week.
Arusha Regional Cricket Committee (ARCC) has organized the tournament under sponsorship from Tigo in support of the Tanzania Cricket Association (TCA) efforts to promote the sport in the country. Despite playing at their own backyard, A To Z cricketers failed to fully exploit their opportunities particularly with the bat and were punished by their no nonsense opponents in the process.
A To Z opted to start batting in the game and posted 144 runs for nine wickets in 19.4 overs, a total that the team surprisingly failed to defend during their opponents' chase. Tinson Kottackal scored 48 runs in what turned out to be the best innings in the A To Z squad while fellow batsmen contributed some runs to eventually help their side record the triple digit total in the end.
Iqbal Butt (3-17) and Abbas Lalji (2-18) had a good day with the ball for Kilimeru Sports and their efforts inspired team mates to go for resolute fielding, a move that played crucial role in frustrating plans by A To Z to post a much more challenging total. On reply, Kilimeru Sport confidently chased their opponents' score for the loss of only two wickets in 16.2 overs to continue staying in better position to progress to the next stage of the event.
Butt (68 runs) showcased his big hitting prowess to put his side in control of the innings as fellow batsman, Mohamedraza Lalji (34 runs not out) offered crucial support in the successful chase. It happened to be the first heavy defeat for A To Z Club in the campaign and the team needs to chalk out wins in forthcoming games should it wish to stay within reach of qualification for the next stage. In another group A's match played at the same venue earlier, Lion Kings XI thrashed Arusha TCA Development by 111 runs to revive hopes of snatching one of the top spots in the group.
The winners started to bat in the game and recorded 150 runs for the loss of only three wickets in the scheduled 15 overs, with Vinoraj Sheluweil (69 runs not out) and Parth Joshi (34 runs) emerging as notable contributors to the team's total. Arusha TCA Development youngsters, in response, failed to chase the score after managing paltry 39 runs for 7 wickets in the scheduled 15 overs to consequently prolong the losing streak. Lucky Fued had an impressive bowling figure of 2-4 for Lion Kings XI, who capitalized on their opponents' inexperience to grab victory.
Arusha TCA Development continued to suffer back to back defeats after losing by 153 runs at the hands of Annadil Ezzi in another match played at the same venue later. Annadil Ezzi started batting and scored 174 runs for three wickets in the allotted 20 overs, in which Quresh Karimjee (63 runs), Muffadal Kurban (32 runs) and Ammar Chomoco (24 runs not out) contributed substantially to the team's total.
In response, Arusha TCA Development faltered after posting just 21 runs for five wickets in 12 overs. Hussein Khanbhai (2-1) was the most impressive bowler in the Annadil Ezzi squad as he successfully led his side in limiting Arusha TCA Development to the low score. In group B, Wanderers Cricket Club's winning spree continued as the team garnered a seven-wicket victory over Swamibapa SC in a match played at the TGT venue the same day.
The losers started to bat and scored paltry 74 runs, losing all wickets in the scheduled 13 overs, with Anil Patel (20 runs) finishing as the batsman with the highest number of runs. Wanderers' Russell Hastings had a fantastic bowling spell to finish with a figure of 5-11 as Ian Coulquhon took 3-6.
On reply, Wanderers mounted a successful chase for the loss of three wickets in mere 7.4 overs, with Mike Becknor nailing unbeaten 49 runs to steer the team to the win. Although Swamibapa's Vikram Patel battled during his bowling spell to claim 3-11, Wanderers stood firm to cruise to the win.
Tagged: East AfricaSportTanzania

Hi! here's an article about Tigo Tanzania's event last week at New Life Orphanage we found on Father Kidevu that has some great pictures!

Tigo watembelea kituo cha kulea watoto yatima cha New life Orphanage.

Mama Mlezi wa kituo Bibi Mwanaisha akiwa karibisha wafanyakazi wa tigo kituoni.
Tarehe 15/02/2012 wafanyakazi wa tigo walitembelea kituo cha kulea watoto yatima cha New life Orphanage kilichopo Kigogo. Nia na madhumu ilikua ni kufahamu mazingira wanayoishi hawa watoto na kuangalia namna ambayo tigo ingeweze kuwasaidia kuboresha maisha ya hawa watoto.

Wafanyakazi wa tigo walifanya ziara ya kuangalia kituo na mazingira yake, walipata kushuhudia vipaji cha watoto hawa. Zawadi nyingi zilitolewa na mwisho wakapata chakula cha pamoja.

Tigo pia ilitoa ahadi ya kuwezesha kituo kujikimu kwa kusaidia kuanzisha kituo cha tigo Pesa na Tigo Rusha. Elimu ya biashara hizi na pam oja na vitendea kazi vitatolewabure.
Wafanyakazi wa tigo wakitoa zawadi kwa watoto.
Mratibu wa mitandao ya jamii bibi Samira(Kushoto) akiteta jambo na watoto kutoka kituoni.
Watoto wakiwa na zawadi zao.
Picha ya pamoja.

Once again, fantastic job by the Tigo team, showing initiative and community spirit. 


We were happy to join Tigo Tanzania today, sharing Valentine's Day warm wishes with New Life Orphanage in Kigogo, Dar es Salaam.

Please visit Tigo's website for info on all their products and services.


Tigo CSR -  Leading the way to better health care 

The mobile network provider, TIGO Tanzania, has donated five motorbikes to Misungwi District Council in Mwanza Region to facilitate in the discharging of health services.

A statement issued yesterday said Misungwi District Hospital caters for a population of almost 316,690, attending to about 100 patients a day.

The handover ceremony for the donation was held on Monday at the hospital, and the motorbikes were presented on behalf of Tigo by the firm’s territory manager, Lake Region, Joseph Mutalemwa.

Justus Mkweru Mwamboku testing out one of the motorbikes donated to the clinic. 

The motorbikes will be used as a rapid response to a medical emergency, providing speedier healthcare for sick people, for whom transport can mean a difference between life and death.

“Access to health structures is particularly difficult in rural areas where there are long distances to cover and transport facilities are limited,” Mutalemwa said.

Read more on the IPP.com News Website

We would be remiss if we publish all our music activities, and other creative promotions in the Cultural Landscape of Tanzania without also sharing with you activities that our main PR client, TIGO, are up to.

This is a page for all our subscribers, visitors, fans and friends.  Please! We encourage you to comment on the campaigns so we can help make them better.  Your input and views are important to us.

We will be featuring TIGO CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) efforts, as well as news and updates and sometimes the backstories behind their campaigns.  We will also be adding and updating info about Tigo's exciting range of products and services here..

So, here we go!

This week, we were busy around the country, first in Moshi, where our colleague Miriam was covering the Tigo University Attack sponsored by TIGO, on the 4th of Feb.  Here are some photos of some of the winners!

Timu ya chuo kiukuu kishiriki cha ushirika na biashara( MUCCOBS) wakiwa katika picha ya pamoja katika bonnza la michezo lililoandaliwa na kampuni ya simu za mkononi ya Tigo kabla ya mchezo kuanza.

 Meneja wa tigo wa Mkoa wa Kilimanjaro Adolph Sula akimkabidhi kikombe mshindi wa  pili katika pambano mpira kati Ya chuo cha ushirika na chuo cha Veta. Anayekabidhiwa kikombe ni nahodha wa timu ya ushirika Belinyo Ramadhani.

Meneja wa tigo wa Mkoa wa Kilimnjaro Adolph Sula akimkabidhi kikombe mshindi wa kwanza wa timu ya Veta baada  ya kuifunga timu ya chuo cha Ushirika moshi kwa penalti 5 kwa 4. Kampuni ya Tigo iliwezesha Bonanza la wanavyuo mkoani kilimanjaro ili kuhamasisha umoja, ushirikiano pamoja na kuwajengea wanavyuo tabia ya kupenda na kuthamini michezo.

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