P.O. Box 20660
Dar es Salaam
The idea for the Mo Dewji Foundation was conceived in 2000, when the CEO of MeTL Group, Mohammed Dewji, driven by passion and ambitions for the society, made great efforts to develop and expand the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility and its role in creating positive change. The Mo Dewji Foundation now conducts all CSR operations of MeTL Group.
The Mo Dewji
Foundation focuses on improving life conditions in Tanzania in several areas:
Promoting education in order to create a pathway for the population, especially the disadvantaged and vulnerable groups, to lead to a more productive, equitable and just society.
Strengthening healthcare systems and creating purified drinking water to assist in disease prevention.
Supporting community development efforts in order to help build self-sustaining and successful communities throughout Tanzania.
Mo Dewji Foundation currently operates several programs and aims to involve itself in new and innovative projects to provide services and support for less fortunate members of the community. We work by giving grants as well as implementing our own projects, and we establish partnerships with both charitable organizations and businesses. All of our administrative costs are covered by the generosity of MeTL Group, meaning that 100% of our spending goes directly towards improving the lives of Tanzanians.
Mohammed has always firmly believed that it is the responsibility of businesses and corporations to give back to their communities and support the economic and social development of Tanzania. His contributions have transformed the lives of the poor in the country by financing social projects such related to education, health, and community development. Mohammed won the 2015 AABLA Philanthropist of the Year Award for the East African region and he is globally recognized as a promoter of development.
As both Member of Parliament for Singida Urban District and CEO of MeTL Group, Mohammed Dewji has put great efforts into creating sustainable socioeconomic development within his constituency. In 2006, he founded the NGO Singida Yetu, with the vision of uniting Singida’s citizens, local government, civil society and the private sector in a collaborative partnership striving to improve the lives of people in the region. In the decade following its inception, Singida Yetu spent more than one billion Tshs on community service projects, including the provision of safe and clean water, improvement of sanitation schemes, donation of mosquito nets and the funding of healthcare treatment and cataract operations. After the successes in Singida and the realization of the needs throughout the rest of Tanzania, the next logical step was to provide the same services nationally, and thus The Mo Dewji Foundation was created. Launched officially in 2014, the foundation is involved in education, health, and community development-related projects across Tanzania. Over the last five years, Singida Yetu and the Mo Dewji Foundation have spent more than $3 million on projects that have directly improved the lives of Tanzanians.
ATC House, Second Floor, Ohio Street ,
Dar Es Salaam
Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) is the national airline of Tanzania based in Dar es Salaam with its hub at Julius Nyerere International Airport. The Company was established in 1977 following the dissolution of East African Airways and has been a member of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) since its inception.
Following its establishment, ATCL has gone through a number changes in its structure and ownership as a result of the Government’s efforts to ensure that the country owns a strong national airline. The changes include partial privatization of ATCL in 2002 when the Government reduced its shareholding to 51 percent and entered into a partnership with South African Airways (SAA). The partnership ended in 2006 when the Government repurchased SAA shares to recapture its 100% ownership of ATCL.
As the Government regained full ownership of ATCL, it invested heavily in the ATCL operations’ systems to enable ATCL operate efficiently again. The Government efforts to rebuild ATCL, through various options, continued until 2016 when it decided to develop a specific program for revamping the ATCL. The ATCL revamping program included purchasing of six new aircraft between 2016 and 2018, payment of debts and provision of Startup capital, improvement and modernization of business systems.
The ATCL fleet improvement program included purchasing of six aircraft as follows: three Bombardier DASH8 Q400, two delivered in September 2016 and one in June 2017; two Airbus A220-300 and one Boeing 787 Dreamliner delivered between May and December 2018. By July 2018, ATCL will be operating the fleet of seven aircraft as it has been operating one Bombardier DASH8 Q300 since 2011.
With improved fleet, ATCL is confident to regain its position as a serious competitor in the air transport market. The ongoing ATCL fleet and network expansion program include destinations in Africa, Europe, Asia, and US.
Mission and Vision
To be the airline of choice that exceeds customers’ expectations.
To our passengers:
To provide reliable, safe and sustainable high quality airline services globally.
To our employees:
To provide a working environment for our employees to excel through constant training & development and supported by an effective reward and recognition program.