Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:02:07 +0000
AIRTEL Zambia has donated sanitary towels worth K16, 000 to Matero Girls Secondary School in Lusaka as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR). The human resource director for Airtel Zambia Barbra Chikonde said during the handover ceremony that the telecommunications company was committed to giving back to the community. Ms Chikonde disclosed that Airtel had the plight of the girl child at heart and that they it wanted them to grow into responsible citizens. The Airtel divas also shared some life experiences with the pupils who seemed to admire the Airtel employees as they disclosed about their personal journeys in life. Sandra Malupande, legal counsel at Airtel, advised the girls to study hard and that they should not give up in life no matter how many times they failed. Ms Malupande inspired the pupils by explaining how she did not give up even after failing in her first year at the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (ZIALE). She narrated how she soldiered on and used to sleep for only two hours studying in order for her to be admitted to the bar as a practising lawyer. Tisa Kombe, also an employee at Airtel, advised the pupils to be innovative and that they should plan their careers ahead. Ms Kombe urged the pupils to decide on what they wanted to be in life and to start researching on the things that were involved for them to make it in that field. “I only decided on what I wanted to be in life when I was in Grade 11, all this time I was just blank. You should start planning for you future now; choose what you want to be in life now and start planning how you want to get there,” she said. Matero Girls Secondary School guidance teacher Dorothy Makumba thanked the Airtel team for the donation and for sharing their experiences with the girls. Ms Makumba said that the pupils had leant a lot from the shared experiences and that they were motivated to work extra hard. She urged Airtel to continue with the good works and that they should extend the gesture to other schools that were in need of their motivation.