Malawi’s Premier mobile phone company, TNM donated 40 desks worth K1.2 million to Kalambo Primary School Lilongwe’s Area 25which according to authorities at the school will go a long way in alleviating problems that learners have been experiencing over the years.
According to Head of Lilongwe Region, Danny Malisita, the donation was in line with the company’s policy of promoting the education sector in the country.
“We cannot talk about uplifting education standards in our schools when learning facilities and infrastructure are in dilapidated state.Kalambo Primary School has had problems of desks which impacted negatively on education delivery. As a Malawian brand, we decided to come in and make this donation in order to ease the shortage of desks,” said Malisita.
He said TNM believes that education is the backbone of the country’s socio-economic development but for students to excel in their studies, they need a conducive learning environment as well as good learning materials and infrastructure.
“Good learning environment is very critical for one to excel. We hope that these desks will provide such an environment for the students at Kalambo to learn in comfort and inspire them to do better,” he said.
He re-affirmed company’s commitment in supporting government efforts in the provision of quality education in the country. He said the education sector faces numerous challenges among them shortage of learning and teaching materials. Malisita said government alone cannot address all these challenges. As such, there is a need for companies to come in and assist.
Headmistress for the school cherished the long-term partnership which the two institutions have enjoyed over the years.
Kalambo has a pupil enrolment of 3,600.
The desks have been bought from the Samaritan Trust, a charitable organization looking into the plight of street children and orphans as one way of supporting empowering them with vocational training skill such as carpentry.