By William Milasi
Fast Food giant Simbisa Brands, which owns Chicken Inn, has made various donations to schools in Kwekwe as part of its corporate social responsibility.
Operations Manager Xolisani Gama said the donations to the tune of $5000 are a way of saying thank to schools that form the business entity’s key stakeholders.
“As a way of giving back to the community and true to our values, one of the Simbisa value is we give back to the communities that we live in. We have donated a number of trophies, shields and satchels to schools,” Gama said.
The senior manager said they mostly get support from schools during sporting seasons and the donations are a way of saying thank you.
“The schools support us when they are having athletics and we are also supporting them in academic endeavors. We have made donations in various schools around Kwekwe. Kwekwe High has been given a floating trophy that will run for ten years and shield ten years,” he said.
Other schools which benefited are Emthonjeni Primary School, Fitchlea Primary, Kwekwe Primary and Ruvimbo Primary amongst others.
“Generally all schools in Kwekwe that support us as a way of saying thank you for your measurable support that you give us we have decided to give these small donations,” he said.
He added, “What we have given to them is no way to a measure to what they give. It’s a token of appreciation that will go a long way in motivating learners,” he said.
The multinational company has also made donations in Chegutu and Gweru as it is planning to expand.
Recently the company also made donations in Gokwe.
“In Gokwe we had an opportunity of visiting an orphanage where about 28 kids are kept there. The youngest was four years.
“Since we have been in Kwekwe we thought this was target group who cannot come and buy we wanted to give them the feel of the much talked about chicken,” he said.
Simbisa Brands values on community explain, “As a multinational company Simbisa is duty bound to establish a socially responsible approach that is environmentally conscious and committed to make a positive impact on the community.”