The partnership between Airtel Malawi and the country’s education sector continues to thrive as the leading mobile company in partnership with Blantyre Press Club (BPC) donated 80 desks worth K5 million to Nyodola Primary School in Thyolo District.
Airtel Malawi corporate social responsibility (CSR) manager Norah Chavula-Chirwa said they hope the donation will sets a good example of Airtel’s undying quest to continuously improve the education sector and that helping the disadvantaged and caring for education will become the common undertaking of other corporate players.
Chavulaalso noted that with education, communities were destined for greatness thereby contributing comprehensively to sustainable national development.
“We want to reaffirm our recognition that this country’s hope relies on young people and that the youth’s hope relies on education. And it is always encouraging to have corporate citizens and partners like Airtel continuously helping us provide quality education to these young people,” she said.
She also saluted BPC for approaching them to assist the school with desks.
Blantyre Press Club President ,Blessings Kanache said they noted a shortage of desks when they attended a meeting held at the school last year before approaching Airtel Malawi for assistance.
Kanache said they were delighted when Airtel pledged to do something about the situation.
He also said as journalists, they are supposed to amplify voices of the underprivileged and that is the core business of Blantyre Press Club.
Member of Parliament from the area, Mary Thom Navitcha, urged the pupils to take care of the 80 desks given.
Navitcha also thanked Airtel and BPC for the donation saying it is in line with the initiative MP of the area to championing education through Mary Navitcha education fund.