Some of the children helped by the Meserani Project

The fundraising efforts of Boro Taxis and the pupils of Acklam Grange School have been acknowledged by Tanzanian schoolchildren.

Boro Taxis sponsored the school’s virtual race night, which raised more than £1,870for the Meserani Project, a charity run by the school which aims to provide education opportunities for young people living in Meserani, Tanzania.

The private hire firm received a message of thanks from some of the many pupils who benefited from the fundraiser.

All of the money raised at the event will be used by the Meserani Project to provide solar power and text books for Meserani Chini School. This school is in a remote area of Tanzania, and is working very hard against all odds to provide a decent education to pupils from their region. 

Christine Bell, Company Secretary of Boro Taxis, said: “We believe strongly that business has a social responsibility to improve the lives of others, and it’s always a pleasure to support the charitable efforts of local young people.

“Receiving an unexpected message of thanks from thousands of miles away was quite emotional and filled me with pride that young people from Middlesbrough are having such a positive impact in a country half the way round the world.”

Peter Swan, Chairman of The Meserani Project, said: “Without the support of organisations such as Boro Taxis, there would be young people in Tanzania who would not be able to access the basic right to an education – something that we take for granted here in the U.K.

“The money raised by the Race Night and Boro Taxis would have a huge impact on the lives of many young people and their families in the Meserani region.”

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Notes to Editors:

Boro Taxis was founded by Mohammed Bashir in 1982 with three cars.

Today the company has a fleet of more than 800 vehicles, provides employment for almost 900people in Tees Valley and handles more than 80,000 calls per week .All of Boro Taxis’ private hire drivers are licensed with the relevant Licensing Authorities undergo National Vocational Qualification 2 training in Road Passenger Vehicle Driving. 

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