Children from Moono School in Mumbwa district, Zambia have a reason to smile as Airtel Zambia has donated solar equipment worth over USD2,000.
Airtel’s bid to eliminate some of the teaching difficulties faced by schools in the rural areas in Zambia has just begun.
The establishment expressed its commitment to playing its part in uplifting the living standards of the communities in which it operates.
Charity Lumpa, the company’s managing director in Zambia, said the operator will play its part in making sure that all the communities in which the company operates benefit from its corporate social responsibility.
“Airtel has partnered with the Ministry of Education in uplifting the education standards especially in the deprived areas. This is being done under “our school” initiative which has existed since 2010,” she said.
Charity Lumpa added that quality education can bring benefits to the nation and vulnerable institutions through essential material support.
She said it is important to invest in learning institutions so that pupils open up their mindset and appreciate education and conduct on research and development skills.
The donation has praised Moono Basic School authorities with a call to others to emulate Airtel because government alone cannot manage to improve the education sector.
The managing director further said that Airtel has donated 60 computers to 25 different learning institutions as well as the fully connected android phones to government in the Office of the Vice President.
Ms Lumpa revealed that since the beginning of the initiative, over 470 under-privileged schools in the country benefited from their donations for various learning materials such as books, computers, payphones, school bags, soccer balls/jerseys, infrastructure and boreholes construction.