TNM donates assorted items worth over MK50 million to secondary schools in Lilongwe

TNM says it will continue to invest in the education sector through TNM Mpamba Trust by giving back to the community as one way of responding to their needs.

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for TNM, Daniel Makata said this during the handover ceremony of learning materials to Lilongwe schools on Tuesday.

The donation comprising desks and braille materials which has cost TNM over MK50Million with money coming from the interest that accrues from the proceeds of mobile money business has been made to Dedza Secondary School, Phirilanjuzi Primary School and Namitete Secondary School.

He said through Mpamba Trust TNM gives back to the people through the interest that comes from the money transactions.

This is Malawians’ money not TNM money hence the donation to improve students’ learning environment, he said.

Dedza Secondary school in particular, is no ordinary institution in this country’s education history and that it is one of the secondary schools that helped shape Malawi, said Makata.

Makata said the school has produced many leaders in civic, academic and private sector circles hence the need to invest more to improve lives of the future generation.

He said it is a fulfilment of Mpamba Trust pledge to invest back to the community through the proceeds accrued from Mpamba business in form of interest income.

Makata added that the organisation is committed to partnering with people and the community in sectors of education, health as well as vulnerable groups as one way of improving people’s lives.

Speaking earlier, TNM Board Chair, Zacc Kawalala said TNM Mpamba has bought books, restocked hospitals with essential drugs as well as lifesaving equipment.

We have also fed the hungry and helped the poor in all sectors of life and we are leaving behind a track record of empowerment and enlightment, said Kawalala.

He further said that TNM focus has been on community and people oriented development causes across the country and will continue without discrimination.

In his remarks Executive Director for The Hope of The Blind, Hastings Bwande said resource centres in the schools need to be well equipped with machines meant for students with visual impairment.

He said students with special needs face a lot of challenges and that the donation gives an opportunity for them to progress with their education.

We were in dire need of this equipment since students do struggle with the use of normal school materials and that some of the equipment is outdated, said Bwande.

He thanked the Government of Malawi for introducing training for teachers with braille expertise to boost the resource centres in schools across the country.

TNM has been working passionately with The Hope for the Blind a non-profit making organisation to assist the organisation alleviate the suffering of people with visual impairments.

TNM has set aside K110 million for urgent needs of beneficiaries in the key sectors of health, education and vulnerable groups.

Source: Malawi News Agency