Airtel Networks Zambia Plc. over the weekend visited the elderly at the Chawama Cheshire Old People’s Home.
The employees that were led by Airtel Managing Director, Mr. Peter Correia, mingled and shared a meal with the 20 men and women who are domiciled at the home and are looked after by Catholic Sisters.
The Airtel members of staff also donated food stuffs and other goods such as cleaning materials and mosquito nets worth K12, 000.
On handing over the food to the Home Chairperson Mr. Joseph Ngoma, Mr. Correia pledged to continue helping the disadvantaged in society and said he would personally visit the home every quarter to see how they were all doing.
“Members of staff told me about this place and I am happy to have come through today to be with all of you and just share a meal and make merry,” Mr. Correia said. “I can promise you that I will now be visiting you at least once every quarter to see how you are all doing. Our role in society is to help change lives and if our presence can put smiles on your faces then we know that we are doing something right. We will endeavor to continue helping you where we can as well as visit with you whenever possible.”
Mr. Ngoma who was flanked by the sister in charge of the home, Sister Judith Bozek said he was highly encouraged by Airtel’s gesture.
Sister Bozek said she had been praying that someone could bring some Mosquito nets for the home and Airtel had come to their rescue.
“I am so delighted to receive you all. I just want to say thank you very much for all these gifts and for actually spending time to dance with us and share a meal with us. As you can see everyone is very happy to see a dance troupe here,” Sister Bozek said.
Airtel staff also left behind T-shirts and bags for each of the residents of the Old People’s home. The visit was characterized by song, dance and laughter with comedian Chibwe Katebe who also took time out of his busy schedule to make the elderly laugh.