As one way of fulfilling its corporate social responsibility, Airtel Malawi has donated books worth K2.5 million to St Joseph Nursing School at Nguludi in Chiradzulu district.
Presenting the books, Airtel Malawi corporate social responsibility manager, Norah Chavula, said the company decided to make the donation after receiving a request from the school.
She said as a brand, Airtel is passionate about education hence their willingness to respond favourably to the request from St Joseph.
“We are happy with the good job lecturers and management are doing here and we want to support that effort with the donation of the books,” said Chavula.
In her remarks, St Joseph Nursing School acting principal, Jane Mangani, thanked Airtel for the donation, saying the school has a shortage of books and that even the few available in the library are old versions that need to be updated.
“We are really thankful to Airtel for the books because what they have given today are new editions and students will now be able to access new information,” said Mangani.
She said the books are relevant to the studies of nursing and midwifery at the school.
Apart from books, Mangani said students have other challenges of inadequate computers, saying the library only has six computers against 400 students. Cooking pots in the kitchen area are also malfunctional and that the school requires further support from corporate bodies and individuals to address the problems.
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