As the giant giant group of compaies and leading money transfer in Africa also avails donations to Buhoodler University
Somalilandsun -Dahabshiil money transfer office in Erigavo, Sanaag region, establishes a new record in that city by providing orphans at its boarding school a sum of money that puts them at par with other children provided for by parents for Eid el Fitr festivities.
Abdullahi Mohamed Ahmed, Orphanage Center Director, said, “Dahabshiil sets a positive example that can be emulated and replicated by other business firms in the city and the region”.
The Director pointed out that no other company has taken such a step before in the history of the center’s existence.
“Dahabshiil Group is more than rewarded by the smiles on the children’s faces,” Abdirahman Mohamed Essa, Dahabshiil’s Erigavo office Director said.
The Mayor, Ismail Haj Nur called not only businesses entities but all members of the society to open their hearts and minds for the orphans in order to keep their welfare uppermost in their thinking.
Other prominent members of the society, religious leaders, and business people all commended Dahabshiil Group for the initiative, hoping that the gesture would become a tradition with them all.
The Erigavo orphanage center presently cares for about fifty orphans. The East Africa Charity organization oversees center welfare but cannot cover all of its needs.
Dahabshiil is uncontestably at the forefront of Somali-owned companies in giving back to society by courtesy of its inbuilt strategy to contribute to as much socially beneficial programs as possible in, chiefly, Somali-inhabited areas to reflect its corporate social responsibility spirit
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Dahabshiil Donates to East Africa University’s Buuhoodle Campus
In the traditional spirit of its corporate social responsibility, Dahabshiil Group financially contributed to East Africa University’s Buuhoodle Campus in a function held for this purpose in Buuhoodle city Wednesday.
Abdi Aziz Garaad Soofe, the manager of Dahabshiil DMT, the money transfer wing of the Group, in Buuhoodle, handing over a sum of US$ 10 000 to the university Board underlined the position of tertiary education to the area, and how that cannot be achieved without the selfless support of the community.
“This token of support from the company is to add to all of your efforts,” he said.
Abdi-Shafi Ahmed Ali, the Chairman, receiving the contribution from Mr. Soofe, expressed his gratitude to the Group for the donation, pointing out that this was not the first time Dahabshiil contributed towards the development of the city’s education system and its other social welfare and infrastructure schemes.
Equally, other participants of the function, including religious scholars, civic leaders, members of the academia and traditional leaders all conveyed their pleasure in being part of an on-going drive to develop the educational, curricular level of the university, and how that could have proven an uphill task without the constant support of companies at the head of which was Dahabshiil.
Dahabshiil Group’s money transfer, Somtel telecommunication, Banking and eDahab services have wrought a crucial niche’ for themselves in Somali hearts by taking life-saving, fast, trustworthy and socially conscious services to almost all homes – far and wide – of customers and subscribers.
Dahabshiil DMT is available in more than 126 countries worldwide which fact places the company at the forefront of homegrown money transfer services in the African continent.
Ahmed M Nadiif, Buuhoodle, contributed to this report & Video