A Karonga based retired civil servant Yolam Nyasulu is all thanks to Airtel Malawi for coming to the rescue of his daughter Silale and son Ben, who were on the verge of missing university education until the father got a call from the mobile network company that he had won a K1 million prize in the on-going Kuufira Summer Bonanza.
Nyasulu told Nyasa Times in an interview yesterday that he had given up on his hopes of sending Silale and Ben to Livingstonia Unversity, having failed to raise the their tuition fees.
According to the father of eight, Ben got 14 points with his sister scoring 18 points during last year’s MSCE examinations and both of them were selected to Livingstonia University of the Livingstonia CCAP Synod.
“My children were desperate to go to Livingstonia university but I could not raise the required amount of tuition fees. My only hope was that they should get selected to a public university but with the quota system, which saw a certain student from the north with 11 points missing on last year’s selection list their chances are not that high.
“When students reported at Livingstonia University last week, my children did not report but after receiving the money from Airtel, I have let both of them go the university,” said Nyasulu, whose phone went unanswered soon after Wednesday’s eighth draw of Airtel Kuufira Summer Bonanza that saw his number winning the K1 million weekly prize.
Five other lucky customers also won the K200,000 daily cash prizes, which Airtel has been giving alongside the K1 million weekly prize.
Airtel Malawi’s Engagement and Products Governance Manager Emily Manda said the company was excited with the strides the promotion was taking in touching people’s lives.
“We are so excited just as our customers are also excited and ours is an appeal to customers to continue recharging with K100 or more to enter the competition and stand a chance of winning any of the cash prizes including the K5 million grand prize that will be given at the end of the competition,” said Manda.