As one way of empowering the education sector in the country, mobile phone service provider Airtel Malawi on Thursday donated 725 books worth K2.1 million to Chiradzulu Community Day Secondary School.
There were 25 books per subject, which will carter for the entire institution from form 1 to form 4 for an average of at least 2 students per book.
Speaking during the presentation ceremony, Airtel Malawi Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Norah Chavula, said the company is always humbled when fulfilling its corporate social responsibilities in empowering the education sector.
“We believe this donation will go a long way in improving the quality of education in the country, especially in Chiradzulu. Books are a major required resource in the pursuit of knowledge,” she said.
“At Airtel, we believe that an educated society arises from institutions that have adequate resources, more especially books. We cannot talk of development if there is no education. As corporate citizens, let us assist with facilitating the attainment of high literacy levels on a national scale,” said Chavula.
She also said Airtel Malawi believe it is high time Malawians play a crucial role in uplifting the welfare of the society, with very special attention to education.
Chavula said the donation adds muscle to their partnership with the education sector.
“Our partnership with the education touches on various aspects. But all this aims at doing our part to assist in the realization of quality education in the country,” said Chavula.
Chavula also appealed to students at Chiradzulu CDSS to take a leading role in taking care of the books. She warned them to desist from theft or misuse of these books.
She also expressed Airtel Malawi’s commitment to the education sector at all levels in the country be it primary, secondary or tertiary.
Speaking at the same ceremony, Chiradzulu CDSS Headmistress Ruth Chibani paid tribute to Airtel’s support and urged the students to take good care of the books.
“We thank Airtel for extending their support to us, I would like to appeal to student to effectively use these books so as to improve their performance,” she said.
A from 3 student, Yvonne Kamwathendo on behalf of her fellow students, applauded Airtel for the book donation and said they are encouraged to work hard.
This is not the first time for Airtel Malawi to assist in the education sector as recently they donated 500 chairs and 100 bags of cement to Likuni Girls Secondary School.
The number one leading mobile company also handed over two newly constructed school blocks to Salima LEA school, which they adopted.
Airtel Malawi also adopted Masenjere Primary School in Nsanje and further donated 100 desks, stationery plus a borehole.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :