Tigo has recently handed over the funds raised during the Tigo TuChange charity walk to the Hassan Maajar Trust (HMT), a long-term programme designed to improve the learning environment in schools by providing desks to various schools in-need. The handing over ceremony was attended by Hon. Dr. Shukuru Kawambwa, the Minister of Education and Vocational Training, HMT members, senior Tigo executives and staff. A cheque of Sh26, 000,000 was presented on behalf of Tigo by Andrew Hodgson, the acting General Manager, to the HMT executive director, Ms. Zena M Tenga. The money was raised through the collection of Tigo Rusha top-ups made between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. on March 3, 2012. Tigo customers who purchased airtime during that hour used their airtime while Tigo matched the same amount towards the initiative. Based on pricing secured from local suppliers, the funds raised will cover the cost of 720 Desks, each with the capacity to sit 3 pupils. The project will therefore sit a total of 2160 pupils. Under the project five (5) schools from two districts (Njombe & Makete) in Njombe region will receive desks as follows: Maendeleo: 135, Umoja: 196, Kumbila: 200, Makonde: 152 and Mbela: 37. The schools were selected on the basis of the most in need. The project will not only benefit the schools and students, but by procuring the desks locally within the region we are also creating employment opportunities for businesses and young people in those areas thus bring in economic development in those particular areas.