Airtel Commits K6.4 million to Needy Students
At least 100 needy secondary school students in Malawi stand to benefit from a K6.4 million support from Airtel Malawi through a project dubbed 2 wheels 2 school.
The students, according to 2 wheels 2 school Project Manager Stewart Kambewa, will be identified on merit from Nsanje, Dedza, Dowa, Lilongwe Rural, Neno, Blantyre Rural, Karonga, Mzimba and Rumphi districts.
“The support will see 100 form three and four students paid tuition fees for one full year (three terms), 100 branded back packs, 50 bicycles and 8 notebooks each,” said Kambewa.
Airtel Malawi Assistant Marketing Manager Marcia Kamanga told Zodiak Online, the mobile phone operator has been in education for so long no wonder they have two adopted schools in Salima.
“We at Airtel Malawi believe that education is one of the major drivers of any economy and when 2 wheels 2 school project approached us we did not hesitate but respond by providing K6.4 million to the course,” said Kamanga.
On Friday, the project organized a fundraising challenge which involved hiking Mulanje Mountain from Likhubula via skyline to Sapitwa and descended the following day, Saturday.
The hikers; Chinga Miteche, David Juma, Ngamise Gumbo, Colby Mughogho and Stewart Kambewa commonly known as Stewart the cyclist failed to reach Kara O’mula lodge at 2 O’clock afternoon as planned due to bad weather and instead they arrived at the lodge at 8 o’clock evening.