Malawi’s Premier telecommunication company, TNM donated secondary textbook worth K1 million to Mkomachi Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Lilongwe which according to authorities at the school will go a long way in alleviating problems that learners have been experiencing.
TNM handed over the donation jointly with the award-winning South African afro-pop Mi Casa which was in the country for “Warm Heart” concert on June 4 at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC)
According to PR & Sponsorship Manager, Limbani Nsapato, 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 when schools don’t have learning materials like textbooks. The school has had problems of books following the recent introduction of new secondary school syllabus which rendered previous textbooks the school had unusable. As a truly Malawian brand, we decided to come in and make this donation in order to ease the problem,” said Nsapato.
Nsapato 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 good learning materials.
“Text books are very critical for one to excel. We hope that this donation will provide an environment for the students at Mkomachi to learn better,” he said.
He re-affirmed company’s commitment in supporting government efforts in the provision of quality education in the country.
Speaking on behalf of Mi Casa vocalist, J’Something, said the band was excited to partner TNM is making a positive impact to the lives of students from Mkomachi.
Head Teacher for the school, Dickens Mbeba hailed the telecommunication company’s caring gesture saying it shall go a long way in making the teaching and learning process more relevant in that students has access to reference materials at their disposal.
The donation comprises various secondary school titles for Humanities, Science, Mathematics and Language subjects. Mkomachi Community Day Secondary has a total enrolment of 500 students.