Airtel Malawi has donated food items worth K2.2million to Chilanga Mission School of the Blind in Kasungu.
The items include 40 bags of rice, 40 bags of maize and 40 bags of beans.
Speaking during the handover ceremony held at school’s ground, Airtel Malawi Chief Commercial Officer, Charles Kamoto said the donation is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility.
“We are committed to issues of social responsibility. This is why we have donated food items to the school to help the needy,” he said.
He added that the company is extending its greetings of “Muli bwanji?” to the school by giving them food items.
The School’s headmaster Churchill Yeremiah Chibade said the donation is timely because it has come at a time when they wanted food items to feed the children most.
“We rely much on government’s funding to buy food therefore Airtel’s assistance will make a very big difference in as far as feeding the special needs children is concerned,” he said.
Chibade appealed to other companies in Malawi to emulate Airtel by helping in feeding the children.
Chilanga Mission School of the Blind was established in 1952 under Nkhoma CCAP Synod and has over 60 special needs children.