Airtel Malawi’s commitment to investing in the country’s education sector is growing from strength to strength as underlined by the brand’s adoption of Masenjere Primary School in Nsanje District.
Speaking at the ceremony, Wednesday, in Nsanje, Airtel’s Public Relations and Corporate Manager Edith Tsilizani said the company strives to be actively involved in the education sector to provide knowledge based opportunities to communities.
“We are always excited to take the lead in investing in the education sector in the country. We have not just invested once or twice in the education sector, we have proudly done so numerous times and we shall keep doing so for as long as possible,” said Tsilizani.
Apart from adopting the school, Airtel also donated a number of items to the institution.
“We are not only adopting Masejere Primary school by word of mouth alone, no. Airtel Malawi is also donating 100 double seater desks, 4 heavy duty pots for cooking and we are also refurbishing the school’s borehole which not only caters for the students and teachers, but the neighbouring community,” she explained.
She added that among other things, the Airtel adopt a school mission across its operating countries either carries out major or minor refurbishment works or provides school uniforms, students’ stationary, or furniture, as well as teaching and learning aids.
“Let me appeal to beneficiaries to take good care of the donated items and make sure they go a long way in serving the community around here. This gesture should motivate you and make you realise that you now have a true friend and family in Airtel,” Tsilizani advised.
Parliamentarian for the area Esther Mcheka, who also doubles as a deputy speaker of the National assembly said the institution has been operating it’s classes in dilapidated structures for along time.
She therefore hailed Airtel Malawi for giving hope and breathing a new lease of life to her constituents.
“We have been neglected for a long time, and Airtel has proved to be a true caring friend by coming to our rescue. We can’t wait to see this school dawning in new infrastructure wholesomely. Thank you Airtel, in you we take pride,” said Mcheka, an alumnus of the same dilapidated school.
Masenjere Primary School becomes the second institution to be adopted by Airtel Malawi. Salima LEA School, an institution that is integrated with the visually impaired, is the first.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :