One of the country’s mobile phone operators, Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM), has today handed over a modern Community Based Childcare Centre (CBCC) to people of Makina village in the area of Traditional Authority Mbiza in Zomba.
A member of the community, Paul Pensulo, was among winners in the TNM Ufulu @50 promotion which the company conducted in 2014 to celebrate Malawi’s 50 years of independence and decide that the K2 million (about $3 081) prize be used to construct the CBCC.
Pensulo runs a small shop at a trading centre in the village. During the handover today, he thanked TNM for enabling him to contribute positively to the development of his community.
TNM’s Head of Region South, Francis Mwamadi commended Pensulo for choosing to promote education especially among children.
“This CBCC will help lay a good foundation for children in this village, as we all know these schools are crucial in as far as social and intellectual development of children is concerned,” he said.
In his remarks, Village headman Makina hailed TNM for running what he called a life changing promotion.
“We have been facing challenges managing the CBCC in this area because we did not have a permanent building. We used to rent a house and it was difficult because we needed to source money, but now things have changed for the better, ” he said.