Airtel visited the school in January this year to donate 100 bags of cement towards the construction of a sports court and during the function, the girls sat on the floor due to inadequate furniture.
“The girls used to sit on the floor when using the dining hall for their meals and during examinations; they borrowed chairs from the classrooms.” Said the Headmistress Sister Amelia Nyendwa.
The Headmistress therefore hailed Airtel Malawi for helping the school in development works.
“We have appreciated the gift because most of the learners even during exams they were sitting down more especially when we’ve taken chairs from the classes because they write the exam in the hall which is bad for a girl child” Nyendwa said.
The Headmistress said there is need for more chairs as the school has 600 students hence there is a shortfall of 100 chairs.
Speaking during the handover of the chairs, Airtel’s Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Norah Chavula said being a supporter of the education sector; they decided to make a difference through the donation.
Chavula further explained the donation is also an acknowledgement of the challenges the girl child faces in the attainment to education which is key to a nation’s development.
“With education, entrepreneurs are created and groomed, with education a skilled workforce is bred, with education communities prosper and grow stronger” Chavula noted.
She pledged Airtel’s assurance to continue investing in the education sector towards the improvement of the learning environment in the country.
She further appealed to the students and teachers to look after the chairs.