TechInAfrica – Tecno Mobile Uganda, just held the second edition of Heroes in Color Run yesterday aiming at raising funds to digitize schools in Mukono. This year’s event went under the theme: Digitizing Secondary Schools. It is part of Tecno Mobile Uganda’s annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to raise awareness of social problems in the country that needs attention from the people.
The funds raised from the charity event is to buy computers, printers, and other items that will be given to secondary schools in Mukono District. By doing that, it is expected to help to digitize the future of the students.
Heroes in Color Run is a collaborative initiative between Tecno and MTN Uganda, Startimes, and Bells. MTN participates in this charity event as part of its responsibility to give back to the communities.
Speaking on the initiative event, Tecno‘s Country Manager Carter Tang said: “Heroes in Color Run is not just any other event on the Ugandan calendar, it is a charity event to change our society through collective effort. As a technology brand that has been here for close to 11 years, we understand the importance of technology and we want to spread this further to our customers. It’s always a good opportunity for us to take off time from our busy schedules to meet each other as we make a difference in the lives of those that need our support.”
Tang added, “We believe the world will be a place if we all of us had computer skills. It’s the reason why we keep advancing the technology every time we release a new device. The world is growing so fast and to be at par with the world’s advancement, technology is a key thing everyone should embrace. Thus the reason we chose this year’s CSR cause.”
According to Tang, the event is aligned with UCC’s vision to drive the development of a robust communications sector in the country – computer literacy is one of UCC’s efforts to boost development.
“We encourage the beneficiaries of this initiative to embrace it and utilize it as much as possible. Computer literacy is nowadays something very important in the workplace or even in the general life because the world is getting computerized at a very fast rate and those without computer knowledge will be at a disadvantage,” Tang concluded.