As part of Corporate Responsibility initiatives, Robi has provided assistive devices and physiotherapy equipment to SEID (Society for Education & Inclusion of the Disabled) to help the organization address the physical challenges faced by the children with special needs.
Robi’s Chief Corporate and People Officer Matiul Islam Nowshad had distributed the assistive devices and physiotherapy equipments that include hearing aids, standing frames, cock-up splints and treadmills among the children, in presence of their parents, at an event that took place at the SEID office in the capital today.
Expressing his satisfaction with the initiative, Robi’s CCPO said that “As a socially responsible company, Robi always proactively engages in activities that uphold social causes. In this spirit, Robi had designed its corporate diary for 2016 using the pictures that were drawn by the children of SEID. The decision was specially taken to raise awareness on “Autism” in the society. I would like to thank the children and the management of SEID for supporting our initiative. The overwhelming response we have received from our customers and stakeholders greatly motivates us to continue to work with the children with special needs.”
Robi takes up Corporate Responsibility projects under three pillars: ICT-Education, Environment and Health. This particular project was taken up under the ‘Health’ pillar. Under the same pillar, Robi has already set up Water Treatment Plant across the major railway stations of the country. Besides, on various occasions the company gets involved in relief distribution activities in the wake of natural disasters under the ‘Health’ pillar.
SEID is a non-government voluntary development organization that works for the rights and social inclusion of underprivileged children with intellectual and multiple disabilities, Autism, Down syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy. It has operations across three centers, providing assistance to more than 450 special-needs children from slum areas.
Robi Axiata Limited is a joint venture between Axiata Group Berhad, of Malaysia and NTT DoCoMo Inc., of Japan. Robi is the second largest mobile phone operator in Bangladesh in terms of revenue, with 28.4 million subscribers, as of September 2015. Robi network provides nationwide coverage to 99% of the population with 13,260 2.5G BTS and over 2,950 3.5G sites. Robi proudly claims to have the widest international roaming service in the market, connecting 600 operators across more than 200 countries. It is also the first operator to introduce GPRS and 3.5G services in Bangladesh. The Company has introduced many first of its kind digital services in the country and has invested heavily in taking mobile financial services to the underserved communities in the rural and semi-urban areas.