TNM offers scholarship to 17 year-old student from Lilongwe University of Agriculture

Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) has committed to shouldering full responsibility of 17 year-old Maxwell Sweet’s tertiary education, who was struggling to raise funds to pursue studies at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR).

Mbekeani handing over a dummy cheque to Maxwell while Trophina Limbani looks on

Mbekeani handing over a dummy cheque to Maxwell while Trophina Limbani looks on

The premier mobile service provider has since given the student a full-time scholarship to ably pursue a four year Bachelors degree in Natural Resource Management at the university.

Maxwell, who stays with his grandmother at Jerani village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Kuntaja in Blantyre, scored 16 points during Malawi Schools Certificate of Education (MSCE) examination he ably sat with a scholarship from St George Academy in Blantyre.

Speaking when he presented a cheque for the scholarship, TNM’s Head of Marketing Webster Mbekeani said the sponsorship was the fulfillment of their commitment to promoting access to education for underprivileged in the country.

“This scholarship will ensure that Maxwell gets access to tertiary education without fail.  As a Malawian company, TNM is committed to making life better for the youth of the country by clearing barriers to access through provision of scholarships.

“Malawians will recall that TNM routinely offers scholarships to various students whose disadvantaged status merits our assistance. In the recent past, these have included children with disabilities, and today, it’s Maxwell’s turn to get his chance at university education,” said Mbekeani.

TNM’s scholarship is pegged at K250,000 per year but subjected to upward adjustment where tuition fees go up.

Mbekeani said TNM appreciates the importance of education in socio-economic development of Malawi, underscoring education as an important pillar of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) Policy.

In his remarks after receiving the cheque, Maxwell hailed TNM for the support describing it as a gift from God.

“ I’m very delighted that  out of all students   who approached different companies TNM has come to help me and this is a grace from God  and I promise to work hard and achieve my goals,” said Maxwell.

Blantyre district social welfare officer Trophina Limbani said after being approached by the student for help they decided to seek assistance from different organisations and companies.

“Our office was approached by Maxwell for assistance and we made an assessment to find out if he was really vulnerable and the result was that Maxwell was indeed needy and intelligent. Today as the office we are grateful to TNM for helping the student,” said Limbani.

TNM also supports 20 other students from 11 public secondary schools across Malawi and another 20 secondary school girls with visual disabilities by providing them with tuition fees and upkeep allowances.

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9 thoughts on “TNM offers scholarship to 17 year-old student from Lilongwe University of Agriculture”

  1. Malawi wa Lero says:

    Another form of quarter system. I am counting where all these pipo being helped are coming from. Government suffocated burseries, so that the discretion to help the needy shud remain anonymous. How many pipo in this country are in need of such help and what cliteria are u using to identify the beneficiary? R we going to see any beneficiary of such scholarships coming from Misuku Hills? All the same thanks to TNM.

  2. stop coco says:

    I subscribed to TNM in 2003 when I was a student at the same university that this boy is going. Good game TNM!!

  3. Madala says:

    So students from other regions can go to university with 16 points eti !!!!!. come to Nyasa republic & face the music.

  4. Abiti says:

    That’s why I have been with TNM since 2000

  5. emmanuel huwa says:

    let us promote our education

  6. emmanuel huwa says:

    all malawians should take part at empowering and improving our education

  7. George phiri says:

    Good job TNM

  8. golo says:

    Bravo TNM. This is indeed a very good gesture by the giant mobile company in the country.You have just done yourselves proud and I am very delighted for the boy.

  9. Khwinda says:

    TNM!! always with us

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