By Charles Katabalwa.
Wakiso, Uganda: Roke Telkom a Ugandan home-grown public service provider for data communications services has impacted over 400 children countrywide through its annual charity drive aimed at supporting children and care takers in group homes.
The activities done in line with Roke Telkom’s Corporate Social Responsibility agenda dubbed Roke Gives Back has seen the telkom fulfil one of its mandates, to impact the communities they serve.
Amanya Atuhaire, the Roke Brand & Marketing Manager highlighted that over the years 2000 lives have been impacted through Roke Gives Back. He noted that therefore, it is part and parcel of their culture as a team to support the young children who are at a disadvantage due to circumstances unavoidable or unknown.
“We have conducted this drive for seven years with the aim of reducing the burden on the care takers of the children in the care centres by providing resources such as food items, beddings, diapers, appliances, toiletries to mention but a few,” he added.
The homes supported this year included; Chrystal’s Children Centre in Seguku, Bless a child Foundati0n in Mbarara, Overcomers Home in Mbale, and St Jude Children’s home in Gulu with items worth Ush 40 million.
While at Chrystal’s Children Centre, David Kibalama the Founder and CEO thanked Roke Telkom for the kind heartedness expressed towards the children in the home.
“It is a wonderful sight to see the community coming together for a good cause such as this. We are grateful and continue to encourage others to follow suit, so that the children get a chance at a good life,” Kibalama remarked.
It is imperative to offer support and reintegrate the children back into the communities and their families to improve the quality of their lives lest they are victims of the negative impacts such as delayed cognitive, language and personal skills,” he concluded.
About Roke Telkom:
Roke Telkom Ltd is a Uganda based telecommunications company in operation since 2006 licensed by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) under a Public Service Provider (PSP) license. In addition to this, Roke obtained its telecommunications services license in the same year. In 2010, this license was upgraded to a Public Infrastructure Provider (PIP) license in order to expand the range of products and services offered to the market.