- Channels K2.3m through Hope for the Blind
In keeping with its promise to assist students with vulnerable groups, TNM is today proud to announce launch of the 2014/15 Academic Year Scholarship Program worth K2.3 million for 18 girls with visual and hearing disabled.
The scholarship program is an annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative that TNM runs through Hope for Blind, a Non-Governmental Organisation working to uplift welfare of visually challenged people.
TNM Head of Lilongwe Region, Danny Malisita said TNM as a caring Malawian brand remains firmly committed to empowering girls by enabling them to achieve their goals through attainment of quality education.
“We are very proud to keep our word by continuing to assist these girls. This is our sixth year of running this initiative through Hope for the Blind. Every year, a set of girls is identified and benefits from our contributions,” he said.
Malisita said the scholarships are in line with TNM’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy that aims to improve lives of people to help them contribute to the country’s socio-economic development.
“These scholarships are a continuation of our support to Hope for the Blind. The K2.3 million provided should make it possible for the earmarked students to learn with full tuition plus boarding fees and upkeep allowances,” he said.
Hope for the Blind Executive Director Hastings Bwande commended TNM for responding to the organisation’s call for assistance, saying the scholarships were timely as the new academic year has just begun.
“We wholeheartedly thank TNM for always been there for us. They have been supporting us by providing us airtime which we use for communication, thus helping Hope for the Blind to be efficient in its operations, apart from channelling the bursaries to the students,” he said.