Dahabshiil’s Global CSR initiatives
Dahabshiil has donated millions of US dollars to education and health projects, and supporting relief efforts, which has had a real impact on the communities of the Horn of Africa. Dahabshiil also provides money transfer services and other financial services, essential for delivering much needed aid, to international humanitarian organizations. The United Nations describes Dahabshiil services as “the only safe and efficient option to transfer funds to projects.”
– Support for Education: In an Interview Prof. Ahmed Abdullahi Boqore, Deputy Director of Amuud University, said that, “Apart from providing facilities and infrastructure to learning institutions, Dahabshiil has gone one step further by donating their valuable time and resources free of charge to various institutions”. Meanwhile Mohamed Ali a student at Mogadisho University said, “Dahabshiil Company not only supports the academics but also sports and other extra-curricular activities so as to bring forth well-rounded scholars.”
– Promotion of health: Dahabshiil is very proud to be one of the biggest investors from the private sector supporting hospitals and health centres in East Africa and the Horn of Africa. In these regions, Dahabshiil helps develop the infrastructure and provides financial support, equipment and drugs to help with people’s health needs. The health institutions that Dahabshiil has supported over the past few years include Las Anod Hospital, Burao Hospital, Garoowe hospital, Hargeisa General Hospital, Benadir Hospital, Madina Hospital and Kaysenay Hospital.
– Support with Relief efforts: Being largely semi-arid, the Horn of Africa is a food and water deficit region and there are often instances where sections of society are in dire need of relief food. Dahabshiil donates funds to aid relief efforts, working alongside international humanitarian organizations. For example, in August 2011, the company donated an initial US$100,000 to drought victims in south central Somalia, one of the largest corporate donations.