Corporate Social Responsibility
Since 2000, MeTL Group has been developing and expanding its corporate social responsibility program. Today, this program is supported by the MeTL Foundation, which administers funding from the entire Group.
The aim of the Founders is to enable and empower the many under-privileged who continue to struggle in Tanzania, with a specific emphasis on health, education, access to water and sports development.
The Foundation has supported many projects including the provision of clean water, improving sanitation, donating mosquito nets, paying for healthcare treatment and cataract operations.
Our Foundation has also been involved in promoting sports and was a sponsor for one of Tanzania’s popular soccer teams, Simba, for over 10 years. The MeTL Foundation continues to support the national soccer team, Taifa Stars.
From 2001-10, the MeTL Foundation has spent TShs one billion towards community service projects. Over the coming years, the Foundation will continue to support projects addressing the environment and disability, endorsing its commitment to improving health education, access to water, women’s issues and sports.
Member of Parliament for Singida Urban District and CEO of the MeTL Group, Mohammed Dewji, established Singida Yetu in 2006. His vision for Singida is one in which its citizens, local government, civil society and the private sector form collaborative partnerships to create sustainable socio-economic development. Singida Yetu consistently strives to improve the lives of the people who live in the region.
- Singida Yetu has spent more than TShs 520 million in developing educational facilities in the region by establishing more than 14 schools thus far and is planning to construct more.
- Singida Yetu has donated more than TShs 45 million to establish one hospital ward with the Helen Keller Foundation and has held numerous eye camps in the region in which subsidized treatments are provided.
- Over the last four years, Singida Yetu has spent more than TShs 250 million in drilling over 20 wells in the region. The NGO intends to construct 20 more wells after 2010.