Airtel Malawi has donated various school items worth almost K2million towards the Camp Sky Project an education initiative run by the Peace Corps’ in the country.
Speaking during the presentation ceremony of the items in Lilongwe on Friday, Airtel Malawi Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager, Nora Chavula, said, her company is a major supporter of education sector and fully understands and appreciates the value of access to quality education.
“This is why we did not hesitate to be part and parcel of this initiative. We believe our donation shall motivate and empower the students and it will enhance their exposure to opportunities of academic excellence,” she observed.
The donation includes school bags, notebooks, scientific calculators, mathematical instruments, pocket dictionaries and other writing materials.
In her remarks, Camp Sky Project Coordinator, Christine Serwan thanked the company for its kind gesture and involvement towards education in Malawi.
“The items we have received will go a long way in assisting both girls and boys who will be in the camp this year to prepare for their upcoming Malawi School Certificate of Education examination,” she said.
This year, she said, the camp will run from March 28 to April 4 at Kamuzu Academy with 80 students, 40 boys and 40 girls from various Community Day Secondarry Schools (CDSS) across the country.
The camp provides intensive instruction to prepare students for MSCE exams and the chance to explore options for their future beyond secondary school such as university attendance and employment.
Camp Sky is a Peace Corps Volunteer led education camp that has been running since 2001. It targets high achieving young students in CDSS every year.