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Airtel powers 2017 Braille Cup with K3 million

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Airtel Malawi says the annual Braille Cup competition for primary schools, which started Thursday, ends today at Kaliyeka Model Primary School in Lilongwe.

This follows its presentation of K3 million on Tuesday.

Presenting a dummy cheque on behalf of Airtel Malawi, Isabel Kachinjika, said they were proud to support the visually impaired students who participate in the competition every year.

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“Our adopted school, Salima Primary, is an integrated school that has a resource centre for visually impaired students which we continuously support with Braille paper, styluses and cubes among other stationery items,” Kachinjika said.

She said Airtel Malawi has been sponsoring the annual Braille Cup competition for the past three years.

In his remarks, Deputy Director of Special Needs Education in the Ministry of Education, David Njaidi, expressed happiness at the gesture by Airtel Malawi.

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“This is the first year that the competition, which is in its fourth year, is being held nationally,” he said.

Last year’s winner of the Braille Cup was Nsiyaludzu Primary School. The school won cash prizes and other items like Braille paper, universal Braille kits, radios, and gift packs.

The Braille Cup is a national academic competition for students with visual impairment in Malawi which started in 2014 under the Usaid’s Early Grade Reading Activity (Egra).

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