MultiChoice Malawi never took rest on the long weekend as it was involved in fulfilling their corporate social responsibility in a programme called MultiChoice Resource Centre Investment at St Michaels Girls and Majuni secondary schools in Mangochi on Saturday March 1.
In an exclusive interview, marketing manager for MultiChoice Chimwemwe Nyirenda told The Nation that Multichoice is committed to making Malawi a better place by giving back to the communities and one way of doing that is strengthening the education system.
“We initiated the programme with VCR decks and VHS tapes where the teachers were using the educational materials to teach several subjects, but now we are giving out PVR decoders and free subscription for educational channels,” said Nyirenda.
Nyirenda said they are extending the programme to include more schools and upgrading schools that had VCR to PVR decoders. The donation made at St Michaels Girls Secondary School makes the total of the schools in the program me to 41.
Head-girl at St Michaels secondary School Jediddah Kunje was excited at the donation.
“Words cannot express how excited we are for the donation, I never imagined MultiChoice to help us in such a way,” said Kunje.
Kunje shared same views on the donation with her head teacher Rose Chikhambi in separate interviews as they said the donation will help the students in some of the subjects as they will watch some of the lessons from the selected educational channels.
Some of the channels the students will be able to watch include Mindset, History, National Geographic, BBC Knowledge and BBC World.
Before visiting the schools, MultiChoice interacted with their subscribers at Catholic Women Institute in Balaka on Friday February 28.
The subscribers were given a chance to ask questions on services offered by MultiChoice and played some games based on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).