—Airtel Zambia has donated three computers fully connected with internet dongles to Mngoza Basic School in Sinda district of Eastern Province.
Airtel Regional Manager, Eddie Banda, said the donation was in line with the Airtel’s corporate social responsibility initiative which focused on helping schools, especially in rural communities.
“Airtel will endeavour to make a direct and sustainable contribution to society,’’ said Mr Banda.
He stated that his company had invested in the future of Africa by offering support to institutions of learning through “Our School Project” that had seen millions of dollars pumped in the education sector across Africa.
Mr Banda stated that so far, 25 schools and institutions countrywide have benefited from the computer donations under Airtel’s corporate social responsibility initiative.
The regional manger noted that KR 20,000 had been invested by Airtel to make possible the donation of 3 computers and internet modems to Mngoza Basic School.
Mr Banda said the company would continue supporting local communities by collaborating and working with the government in various initiatives.
He said various schools have been adopted in Eastern, Luapula and Western Provinces of Zambia and “Our School Project” will be introduced in most districts to support more needy schools.
And Mr Banda expressed happiness that government had been supportive of the corporate social responsibility project.
And speaking on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Senior Standards Officer for Special Education, Masha Shawa, commended Airtel for the creditable work.
Mr Shawa has since urged other companies to emulate Airtel which had been improving school infrastructure and also contributed desks to the same school to assist government provide a conducive learning environment for pupils.