Airtel Nigeria has announced the kick-off of the second edition of its CSR initiative, Airtel Touching Lives.
TheAirtel Touching Lives initiative is the mobile phone company’s Corporate Social Investment to empower, uplift and create life-changing opportunities for underprivileged individuals, communities and groups in the Nigerian society.
Speaking recently at an event held to mark the commencement of the second edition, Mr Segun Ogunsanya, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria says the telecoms company is rolling out the second edition of the revolutionary programme based on the monumental successes recorded with the first edition.
[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Segun Ogunsanya, CEO of Airtel Nigeria”]“At Airtel, we believe that for us to be a great company, we must be a good company and we are very much committed to earning our social license – the love and acceptance of the people we serve.” [/blockquote]
According to him, Airtel went the length and breadth of the country, last year, scouting for people who needed help and for causes to support.
“The journey yielded great results as we touched the lives of many Nigerians”, says the Airtel Nigeria CEO underscoring that the Airtel Touching Lives initiative marks a significant milestone in the company’s history of CSR interventions.
“At Airtel, we believe that for us to be a great company, we must be a good company and we are very much committed to earning our social license – the love and acceptance of the people we serve”, he adds.
The Season One of the Airtel Touching Lives featured 26 emotion-evoking stories, which brought to limelight the commitment and kind-heartedness of the mobile phone company in uplifting the conditions of underprivileged people across the Nigerian society.
The Touching Lives initiative is structured in a unique fashion that allows Nigerians to nominate disadvantaged persons who are in need of care or special interventions, according to Airtel Nigeria.
According to the mobile phone compay, entries can be sent in via SMS, phone calls to the short code 947 or via email to: email@example.com. Also, nomination letters not more than 1000 words can also be submitted at Airtel Showrooms, shops and dealers’ outlets nationwide. Interested people can also go to Airtel Facebook page and Airtel CSR/Touching Lives web page for further information.