23 February 2013

Tanzania: Media Houses Urged to Care for the Disadvantaged

JOURNLISTS in the country have been asked to develop a habit of caring for disadvantaged people in the community. The Director General of Tanzania Broadcasting Cooperation (TBC) Mr Clement Mshana made the appeal in Dar es Salaam on Friday while handing over donations worth 6m/- to pupils living with disabilities at Uhuru Mchanganyiko Primary School in the city.

"As journalists, we should join other people, companies, NGOs and well-wishers in helping disadvantaged Tanzanians," he said. Mr Mshana said most of the people especially the children with disabilities at Uhuru Mchanganyiko School need support from the community so that they can stay in school. Mr Mshana handed over 20 typing machines worth 3m/- and 100 mattresses worth 3m/- as a contribution of TBC to blind pupils at the school. Vita Foam Tanzania Limited donated 50 mattresses to help more pupils at the school.

The Headmistress of the school Ms Anna Mange'nya said the school encounters a number of challenges including inadequate equipment for blind pupils, stationery and more. "We are delighted to receive the donation meant to see our pupils acquiring their best in education," she said urging other organisations and other well-wishers helping the children at the school.

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