Mobile phone operator Airtel Malawi on Tuesday handed over a cheque worth K1 million (US$2 392) to The Student Magazine towards the publication’s annual Brains and Beauty awards slated for February 14.
The Student Magazine is a non-partisan tri-monthly magazine for all universities and colleges in Malawi both private and public.
Speaking during the handover ceremony at the company’s headquarters in Lilongwe, Airtel Malawi marketing director Tanmoiy Saha described the donation towards the magazine award as a tip of the iceberg the company’s aggressive plan which it has lined up to many colleges across the country.
He said Airtel believes that there would not be a wonderful world for the youth of Malawi if the youth are not given a solid foundation through the education system they go through.
Saha also reiterated Airtel’s commitment of continuing to work with the government in improving education standards at different levels.
“We have always considered the University of Malawi and its constituent colleges as well as other colleges across the country as our partners,” he added.
On his part, The Students Magazine chief executive officer Vasco Mgobi Madhlopa, while thanking Airtel financial support, said the award is aimed at encouraging innovation, creativity, ingenuity, discipline, hard work as well as building public confidence among students.
He said the first award presentation will be held at the College of Medicine-Sports complex hall on February 14 2014 and that the event will be graced by the US Embassy and other dignitaries from colleges across the country.