Airtel Zambia employees have donated another batch of masks, sanitizers and hand washing basins to the Ministry of General Education to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic on the Copperbelt.
The donation held in Kitwe at Wusakile Secondary School yesterday comprised of 1,000 cloth masks, 1,000 sanitizers and 100 wash basins with stands valued at K54, 000. This donation will be distributed to vulnerable schools on the Copperbelt that are unable to access the materials to help in the prevention of the Coronavirus.
Speaking at the event, Airtel Zambia Regional Business Manager Francis Simfukwe said Education played a major role in everyone’s life and thus it was important to safe guard the lives of the learners especially in the vulnerable schools that couldn’t afford to buy all the necessary material needed to help the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.
Airtel Zambia Regional Business Manager said: “With schools having been re-opened, Airtel understands that not every school is capable of meeting the minimum required public health requirements and need society’s help to be able to keep learners safe and healthy as well as members of staff. Today Airtel members of staff are donating 1000 masks, 1000 sanitizers and 100 wash basins with stands that we are handing over to the Ministry of General Education for further distribution to the various schools in the province.”
On hand to receive the donation on behal of the Ministry of General Education, Copperbelt Provincial Education Officer, Mr. Felix Ngoma said: “We will continue to seek out partnerships like these to enable us to fulfil our provincial strategic plan which includes innovation and collaboration. This donation will be spread amongst all 10 districts of the Copperbelt and it will go a very long way in helping fight the pandemic as it’s not an easy task for us to cater for every school.”
He thanked Airtel for coming on board at a time when the Education sector needed all the help it could get in ensuring the safety of learners.
Airtel Africa plc and its constituents in the 14 markets in which it operates, including Zambia, have made it a priority to help its customers access its services, ensuring that they are connected as communities have been forced to be more isolated to control the spread of COVID-19, whilst also guaranteeing employee safety as they carry out their duties serving customers.
Source: Airtel Zambia