Malawi’s Premier mobile phone company, TNM donated 40 desks worth K1.2 million to St Anthony Community Day Secondary School in Zomba to alleviate problems that the learners the school has been experiencing over the years.
Speaking during the handover ceremony at the school, TNM’s Head of Region (South) Francis Mwamadi said the donation was in the line with company’s policy of promoting the Standards of education in the country as the country celebrate 50 years of independence.
“As we continue to celebrate the 50 years of independence it is sad that our students still learn under the floor and being Malawian company we believe that education is backbone for our development hence education support fall under TNM’s Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) policy,” Mwamadi said.
Ngwenya said for the students to excel in their studies they need good learning environment.
“You can agree with me that good learning environment is very critical for one to excel, we hope that these desks will provide such environment for our students here to learn without difficulties” he said.
He re-affirmed company’s commitment in supporting government efforts in the provision of quality education in the country.
“Education sector faces numerous challenges among other shortage of learning and teaching materials and it cannot afford to address them alone and us from TNM believes that we from private sector can play our part,” he said.
TNM bought the desks from the Samaritan Trust, a charitable organization, as one way of supporting the trust which adopts orphans and vulnerable children and in turn empowers them with vocational training in skill sets such as carpentry.