Airtel Money Retail Manager Petros Banda handing out a pair to one of the student recipients.
Airtel Networks Zambia PLC has donated school shoes and assorted goods worth K15,000 to orphans at the Village of Hope School and Orphanage in Chisamba district.
Mr. Petros Banda, Airtel Money Retail Manager, said the donation was in line with Airtel’s focus of improving the welfare of vulnerable children in Zambia.
“Airtel is pleased to donate school shoes and assorted groceries to the Village of Hope especially that the school caters for over 400 vulnerable children who have to walk quite some distance to get to the school.”
He added that Airtel will continue investing in the education sector because research has shown that children who are enrolled in quality early childhood education benefit in many ways as this is a building of a strong foundation for a child’s on-going education, learning and development.
Mr. Bruce Mulowa, Village of Hope School Head Master, who received the shoes and groceries on behalf of the school and the orphanage, thanked Airtel for the wonderful gesture saying “The donation by Airtel will go a long way in also feeding the Orphans at Village of Hope. This is the first time we are receiving a donation of this nature and for this we will forever be grateful.”
Village of Hope has over 450 pupils and 60 orphans who stay at the orphanage. Aside providing a midday meal to the pupils, the school also provides a holistic approach in raising a child and teaches them various skills such as farming, crafting, building and other economic skills that can be used at a later stage in their lives.
Head of Corporate Communications and Government Relations – Yuyo Nachali-Kambikambi (in black tshirt) helping a pupil wear a new pair of shoe as CSR Manager Mwila Kabaso looks on.
It’s good to see mobile operators take the step (no pun intended) and give back to their communities. So many business are just that, business. No heart in it for the people they serve and who use and pay for their services.
Neatly done Airtel.
Now let’s discuss the poor service lately, in another article…