In a bid to improve the quality of education in the country, mobile phone service provider, TNM handed over desks and iron sheets worth K2 million to Bumba primary school in Rumphi district.
TNM’s Head of Northern region Richard Kwatiwani said the donation is in line with the company’s policy of promoting the standards of education in the country.
“After 50 years of independence it is sad that our students still learn under the floor and being a Malawian company, we believe that education is a backbone for our development hence education is critical component to TNM’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy,” said Kwatiwani.
He further said for students to excel in their studies, they need a good learning environment.
“Education sector faces numerous challenges among others, shortage of learning and teaching materials and the government cannot afford to address them alone. TNM believes the private sector can play a critical part,” he said.
Bumba model primary school headmistress Nolias Chirambo thanked TNM for the donation which she said will go a long way in improving the quality of education in the country.
“It will help us a lot in improving the learning environment at the school. The desks will on the other hand help in reducing the dropout rate which was on the increase because many students were sitting on the floor when learning in class,” said Chirambo.