TNM on Thursday donated 32 bags of maize, five 50 kilogram bags of rice, four bags of beans, five bags of soya pieces and five bales of sugar among others worth about K1 million to Salima Resource Centre for the Blind food items, including.
Lilongwe Regional Finance Manager Sumaice Musaamaleke said that TNM thought it wise to distribute the food items this month as most households become dry.
“We are wrapping up the TNM Lets Share Food initiative, which was launched in December 2016. Towards the end of 2016, we decided to join government and people of goodwill in addressing the food shortage crisis affecting Malawi,” he said.
He added that TNM would like to alleviate the suffering of those hard–hit.
“Women and children are the most vulnerable and bear the brunt of hunger. As a caring Malawian brand, we decided to hand over these food items to the less privileged and this centre is one such group,” he explained.
In his remarks, Salima Resource Centre for the Blind Teacher In-charge Ausward Siwinda said that the donation will take the school through to third term giving teachers ample time to teach as opposed to hunting for food.
“We have 36 bags of maize in stock, but with this donation it means will have food until third term. The biggest challenge we are facing here is water scarcity,” he said
Salima Resource Centre for the Blind has 34 visually impaired learners, among them 28 are totally blind, three with albinism and two with low vision.