Limbe Leaf Tobacco Company Limited has donated learning materials and sanitary pads worth K6.5 million to selected schools in Mangochi District to improve learning and promote girl-child education.
Limbe Leaf responded to a request by Dream project implemented by One Community, which is focusing on reducing vulnerability of adolescent girls and young women.
Limbe Leaf Corporate Affairs Coordinator, Irene Kumwenda, said during the handover ceremony at Chipalamawamba Primary school in Mangochi that Limbe Leaf has for years been supporting the education sector in the country.
“Limbe Leaf has been constructing school blocks, teachers’ houses, providing teaching and learning materials and also sponsoring sports in schools. Limbe Leaf realises the importance of education to the economic development of the country. No country can develop without substantial investment in human capital; hence, our donation, which is worth K6.5 million,” Kumwenda said.
She hailed Dream Project – One Community for promoting and supporting girl-child education through its ‘Girls Go!’ clubs which have seen young girls who dropped out of school due to early marriages going back to school.
“This donation also symbolises the start of our long term relationship with Dream project— One Community. Limbe Leaf believes in creating synergies for greater impact in areas where we operate,” Kumwenda said.
One Community Deputy Chief of Party, Thoko Mwapasa, thanked Limbe Leaf for the donation, saying it would go a long way in motivating more girls to go back to school.
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