Airtel Malawi on Wednesday donated 120 double-seater desks to one of its adopted schools, Salima LEA Primary School in Salima, a move the company’s Territory Sales Manager Ezra Kabwazi described as a clear indication of the company’s commitment to improve the education sector.
Kabwazi said Airtel will continue to extend its support to the less advantaged in society to ensure that they fulfill their education ambitions.
“We hope this sets a good example of our undying quest to continuously improve the education sector and that helping the disadvantaged and caring for education will become the common undertaking of other corporate players,” he said.
Kabwazi noted that with education, communities are destined for greatness there by contributing comprehensively to sustainable national development.
“Today, we want to reaffirm our recognition that this country’s hope relies on young people and that the youth’s hope lies in education.
And it is always encouraging to have corporate citizens and partners like Airtel continuously helping us provide quality education to these young people,” he said.
In her remarks, Deputy Head Teacher for Salima LEA Happiness Sambara said the donation is timely as most of the students at the school scrambled for only a few dilapidated desks that were in use.
“Airtel is a true friend and responsible corporate partner. Your donation speaks volumes of your commitment to uplifting standards and the welfare of people in Malawi. We do not take it for granted,” she said.
Salima LEA School is one of the institutions that Airtel Malawi adopted in addition to the recently adopted, Masenjere Primary School in Nsanje. Through this partnership, the brand has been carrying out various activities such as school block renovation and construction.