Airtel Malawi on Thursday handed over a K3 million cheque to SOS Children’s Village Malawi to help in eduacating the youths especially orphans to become useful citizens thereby contributing in the socio-economic development of the country.
Speaking during the Cheque presentation ceremony held in Lilongwe, Airtel Malawi Sales and Distribution Manager Elias Dziko, said, the company has been splashing out millions of cash to its customers during the Tipate promotion and this time around thought of donating to the cause that would make a difference in some way.
“We believe in helping the youths to unleash their talents. Hidden talents can be revealed if the children are given proper education,” he said.
As a life changing brand, he said, the company will continue to put a smile on communities especially the underprivileged souls in the country such as those SOS Childrens Village hosts.
Dziko said the company discovered that SOS is doing a tremendous job in helping the country look after orphan children because all the homes in three regions are providing education to children.
He however urged the SOS to use the money for its intended purpose by directly benefitting children at the village.
SOS National Education Coordinator Hope Msosa said the financial support will go straight towards the fund that supports tertiary education to the children.
“We are very grateful for this generous gift. This time around this support will support our two girls who are doing their tertiary education,” he said.
The two include Shira Chisale (19yrs) doing education at Malawi Adventist University and Grace Msiya (21yrs) doing her Diploma in Hotel Management and Catering at SOS Vocational Training School