Huawei appeals for more corporate philanthropy

Huawei appeals for more corporate philanthropy

Huawei representatives, IWC members and recipient charities gathered for their annual donation ceremony

Huawei Technologies has urged more companies to follow their lead and take their corporate social responsibility (CSR) seriously.

The plea was made during a presentation ceremony at which 29 organizations received cheques worth a total of ZMW263,000 (US$44,000) in the latest donations made through a partnership between Huawei and the International Women’s Club of Lusaka (IWC).

Among the beneficiaries were sick and orphaned children, hospices and artistic charities.

In a pledge to continue helping the underprivileged in society, the company’s country director Stanley Chyn said: “Huawei and the International Women’s Club have developed a unique partnership that serves as a model for corporate philanthropy. Zambia needs more companies to follow our lead and take their responsibilities to society seriously.

“Bringing together the talents and energy of the club with the corporate strength of Huawei has proved to be a win-win situation where the main beneficiaries are the numerous small charities that are working tirelessly on the ground to improve the lives of those less fortunate.”

The IWC’s glamorous fund-raising Oscar Night dinner dance last year, attended by around 360 guests and sponsored by Huawei for the third year running, raised the funds distributed to the charities.

IWC chairperson Neelofer Ghazi said: “We are extremely privileged and lucky to have the support of Huawei, who so generously sponsor our Oscars Night.”
Each of the recipients were visited and assessed to ensure the donations would be well-used, said IWC Charity Committee chairperson Charity Chizyuka.

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