Cases of diseases that come as a result of poor sanitation and hygiene are expected to improve at Pundu Primary School in Nkhatabay following the construction of K2 million toilets at the school by Robson Zgambo, one of the winners of TNM’s [email protected] Promotion.
Zgambo is among 50 TNM customers that won a total of K100 million in the [email protected] promotion that TNM conducted in 2014 to celebrate the country’s 50 years of independence.
Each of the winners was required to choose a social responsibility project of choice worth K2 million, translating to K100 million.
Speaking during the handover ceremony in Nkhatabay, Licy Zgambo, wife to the winner, who is currently in South Africa said her husband choice of toilets was in response to sanitation and hygiene challenges her school faces.
“The school, like many in Malawi did not have good toilet infrastructure and most affected are girls as such they fail to excel in their studies,” she said.
Pundu Primary School head teacher Modestar Kamanga thanked TNM for facilitation of the project at the school.
“We have over 700 learners here at the school and pit latrines has been a major challenge but the coming in of TNM with these facilities the school sanitation and hygiene will really improve and reduce cases of diseases that come as result of poor sanitation and hygiene,” said Kamanga.
TNM Senior Corporate Service Representative Andrew Kalumbi said the handover of the toilet facilities demonstrates the company’s commitment in fulfilling its promises to customers in Nkhatabay and rest of the region.
“This is a life-changing promotion as prizes are going to worthy causes that will go a long way at community level. The current prize presentation phase demonstrates TNM’s commitment towards Corporate Social Responsibility and meeting its obligations under [email protected] promotion,” Kalumbi said.