The partnership between Airtel Malawi and the country’s education sector continues to thrive as on Wednesday, Airtel donated 120 double seater desks to one of its adopted school’s Salima LEA Primary.
“We hope this sets a good example of our 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,” Airtel’s Territory Sales Manager Ezra Kabwazi said during the handover event.
Kabwazi noted that with education, communities were destined for greatness thereby contributing comprehensively to sustainable national development.
“Today, 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.
In her remarks, Deputy Head Teacher for Salima LEA Happiness Sambara said the donation is timely as most of the students at the school scrambled for only a few dilapidated desks that were in use.
She then hailed Airtel for the donation and further appealed for continuity in face lifting the institution’s infrastructure which Airtel is already currently undertaking.
“Airtel is a true friend and responsible corporate partner. Your donation speaks volumes of your commitment to uplifting standards and the welfare of people in Malawi. We do not take it for granted,” she said.
Salima LEA School is one of the institutions that Airtel Malawi adopted in addition to the recently adopted, Masenjere Primary School in Nsanje.
Through this partnership, the brand has been carrying out various activities such as school block renovation and construction projects at Salima LEA School and already has plans to embark on the same for Masenjere Primary School this year.