Malawi’s integrated mobile network and ICT service provider TNM has donated assorted learning materials worth K1 million to the Special Needs Section at Blantyre Teachers College.
The donation is in response to a request made by college authorities to help ease learning challenges that special needs students are facing at the institution.
Speaking during the handover ceremony at the college, TNM’s Chief Officer, Consumer Services, Dan Makata said TNM Mpamba believes in giving back to communities.
“As a Malawian company, TNM remains committed to working and assisting the people of the country who are our customers,” Makata said.
According to Makata, the Trust felt obliged to assist government to meet social needs of the public particularly in the education sector which falls under its Corporate Social Responsibility pillars.
“We are all painfully aware that the Government can’t go it alone to effectively tackle the education challenges facing the nation”, he said.
He disclosed that the equipment has been purchased with the proceeds from TNM’s mobile money service, Mpamba.
Receiving the donation South-West Education Division Manager Henry Gwede thanked TNM for the donation
“This is timely donation because the school had only two Perkins Braille Machines which were used interchangeably between a teacher and the students but with the two machines from TNM it’s a great motivation to our leaners,” said Gwede.
Among the materials donated are Braille machines, braille papers and print toner.
Other institutions that have benefitted from the Mpamba Trust Fund include the Majete Health Centre in Chikwawa, Kamuzu Central hospital, Magamba health centre in Machinga, Kachere Rehabilitation Centre, Ntchisi District Hospital and Mdidi Primary School in Chileka, Blantyre.
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