Airtel, phone mobile operator in Malawi, has pledged to continue supporting Government in improving delivery of quality education services in the country.

As a sign of commitment to the pledge, the company last Friday donated 725 books worth K2.1 million to Chiradzulu Community Day Secondary School (CDSS).

Speaking during the presentation ceremony, Airtel Malawi Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Norah Chavula said the package contained 25 books per subject and that they will cater for all forms, with an average of at least two students per book.

“We cannot talk of development if there is no education. As corporate citizens, let us assist with facilitating the attainment of high literacy levels on a national scale,” she said.

According to Chavula, the donation cemented the existing partnership with the education sector. Recently, the company also donated 500 chairs and 100 bags of cement to Likuni Girls Secondary School.

Airtel Malawi also handed over two newly constructed school blocks to Salima LEA School.

“That is not all, we recently also announced the adoption of Masenjere Primary School in Nsanje and further donated 100 desks, stationery plus a borehole,” she added.

Chavula has since appealed to students of Chiradzulu CDSS to take care of the books.

Head teacher Ruth Chibani commended Airtel Malawi for the support. She said the pupil-book ratio had now moved to 2:1 with the donation.

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