TNM, one of the country’s mobile telecommunications network operators, through one of its Ufulu@50 promotion winner Harry White has handed over 69 desks to Mmethiwa Primary School in Thyolo.
TNM head of division for Blantyre David Nyirenda said the donation demonstrates the company’s commitment in fulfilling its promises to its customers.
“We are living to our commitment of giving back to the community through the Ufulu@50 promotion in which we gave a chance to 50 of our customers to choose a social project worth K2 million (US$4 444) to be implemented in their area of choice,” he said.
Nyirenda commended White for choosing the project, pointing that it will improve learning standards.
In his remarks, White said his choice of desks came following challenges faced by schoolchildren at the school.
He said the desks will go a long way in creating a good learning environment.
The school’s deputy head teacher Petro Chikopa thanked TNM for promotion, saying it is has helped to ease the school’s major problem.
“Learners are motivated and perform well under a conducive environment. Not only will this donation improve the learning standards but will also reduce dropout rates,”he said.
Established in 1932, Mmethiwa Primary School has 1 221 pupils with 60 desks.