Airtel Malawi Donates Assistive Devices for Visually Impaired Learners

Airtel Malawi has announced that they have donated assitive devices for visually impaired learners across institutions.

In a recent announcement, Airtel Malawi has disclosed that they have donated assistive devices for visually impaired learners at Mulanje Vocation Training and Rehabilitation Centre and Blantyre Secondary Schools to enable them to read printed material. These devices include a braille machine, hand frame, embossing paper, stylus among other things.

“As Airtel Malawi, we are very passionate to  promote education at all levels. As such, last year we engaged Ministry of Gender to guide us on which schools to assist with assistive devices for visually impaired learners to enable them improve in their education.

“ Gladly, the Ministry  helped us with information and Airtel Malawi will provide assistive devices worth k15 million to five institutions including  Department of Disability, Ekwendeni school for the blind and Chiranga school for the blind.”

Norah Chirwa, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Brand Communications, Airtel Malawi

“Previously, we had two functional braille machines against seven learners with visual impairment. As such, during learning session, it was very difficult for some of us to actively participate.

“But with the donation of five braille machine, it means everyone will have each machine and be able to read printed materials in so doing, improving our performance in class.”

Chifundo Petro Form Four student from Blantyre Secondary School

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