Telekom Network Malawi (TNM) says it is satisfied with various projects and materials that have been given to communities across the country by the winners of the TNM Ufulu @50 promotion.
Fifty TNM customers won K2 million each in the 2014 Independence Celebration promotion, translating to a total K100 million worth of Corporate Social Responsibility projects for the winners’ communities.
And latest public facilities to receive donations from the promotion’s winners are Nkhotakota LEA School and Chambe Secondary in Mulanje.
Nkhotakota based freelance photographer, Abdulla Genda–36 of the 50 winners—spent his K2 million prize on 50 mattresses, blankets, beds and mosquito nets for special needs pupils at Nkhotakota LEA School. The school has over 30 pupils.
While Mulanje based vendor Stephano Manyosha purchased 25 desktop computers and a printer for Chambe Secondary School in the district.
Speaking at Nkhotakota LEA, Genda said he purchased the materials after noting that students were sleeping on the floor, with some without beddings.
The benefactor, who comes from the area, said it has always been his desire to assist the school but was unable to so due financial constraints.
“The money came at the tight time and I did not hesitate to channel to the school and bring a difference to pupils lives,” said Genda.
Head Teacher for Nkhotakota LEA, Bright Kambewa described the donation as timely intervention.
“Lack of beds was a major challenge to the learners and this donation will bring a very big impact to the learners because before this donation some were sleeping on the floor,” he said
TNM’s Head for the North, Yamikani Bakuwa said the company was satisfied with the projects that have been handed over so far as they have spread across all social fabrics of the society.
Bakuwa said TNM believes that education is the backbone of the country’s socio-economic development but for students to excel in their studies, they require a conducive learning environment supported by adequate infrastructure.
“The hand over of these materials demonstrates our company’s commitment in fulfilling its promises to customers in Nkhotakota and the rest of the region. Through this promotion, we have touched almost every social fabric of the country,” he said.
And speaking during the handover ceremony of the computers, Manyosha said he was excited to have contributed towards advancement of computer and ICT studies at the school and his area as the whole.
Receiving the donation Chambe Secondary School Head teacher Yobu Makina Gama said the computers have come at a right time as they will help to revamp computer lessons at the school.
“We used to have computer lessons at the school but it was suspended in 2010 due to lack of computers but with this donation the school is planning to resume the classes,” Gama said
TNM’s Head of Blantyre Region, David Nyirenda said computers are very critical in the modern world hence the provision of computer knowledge to the students cannot be over emphasised.
“As a telecommunication company whose operations hugely depend on the computer technology, the critical need for computer knowledge cannot be over-emphasized,” said Nyirenda.
He observed that the hand-over of the equipment demonstrates their company’s commitment in fulfilling its promises to customers in Mulanje and the rest of the region adding that through the promotion, TNM has reached out to almost every social fabric of the country.
Opened in 1998, Chambe Secondary School has an enrollment of 420 students.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :