2 Wheels to School Project Rescues 100 Needy Students

Some of the beneficiaries Some of the beneficiaries - pic by Alfred Guta

2 Wheels to School project in partnership with Airtel Malawi, has rescued 100 needy students with school fees and learning materials in 10 districts.

Kadabwako Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Nsanje is the first school to have benefited from the initiative where 10 needy students received various items including bicycles, school bags and notebooks.

2 Wheels to School Project Manager, Stuart Kambewa, told Zodiak they want to help the learners to become productive.

"Our initial budget was K5 million in the first year but Airtel Malawi supported us with K6.4 million which will go towards the initiative meant to address various challenges facing the students in accessing their schools but also financial problems," explained Kambewa.

Airtel Malawi Corporate Affairs Manager, Norah Chirwa, has pledged more support towards the country's education sector.

"The impact of the initiative is amazing, hopefully we will continue with such initiatives. We are basically huge fans of the education sector our support and partnership dates back to two years,” she said.

One of the beneficiaries of the project, Zione Malekano, a form 4 student at Kadabwako CDSS, “this will help us to achieve our goals. We are facing so many challenges such as school uniform and school fees, I am very glad, " said Zione.

The project is being implemented in Nsanje, Blantyre, Neno, Dedza, Dowa, Ntchisi, Lilongwe, Mzimba, Rumphi and Karonga according to Kambewa.

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