Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) has contributed K2.5 million to Operation Smiles surgeries to be conducted in Lilongwe and Zomba.

Operation smile is a team of volunteer’s surgeons who conduct free screening and lifesaving reconstructive cleft surgeries on children and adults that are born with cleft, a lip or dental deformities.

TNM chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Daniel Makata said the donation repeat TNM’s continued effort toward serving Malawians live healthier and fulfilling lives.

“Operation smile is doing a good job in giving patients around the world a chance to live a normal life,” Makata said.

He added: “Therefore, as a cooperate citizens, TNM take pride in partnering with the organization to help people born with cleft regain hope here in Malawi.”

He further said TNM believes the donation will go a long way in changing the lives of Malawians.

Operation Smile coordinator, Ibrahim Ntalika expressed gratitude to TNM for partnership.

“Since we started conducting surgieries in the country, TNM has been sponsoring us. TNM is always with us,” Ntalika said.

He added: “Operation smile offer free surgeries, free transport, free accommodation and free food therefore the donation will support in those areas.”

Ntalika added that apart from the money contribution, TNM has also sponsored with airtime which will help the organization reach patients in remote areas and make follow ups.

Operation Smile volunteers provide free life-changing surgery and related health care.

Meanwhile, this year Operation Smile in partnership with the Ministry of Health will conduct large scale at Kamuzu Central Hospital in April therefore at Zomba in June.

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