As one way of empowering the education sector in the country, Airtel Tanzania has today donated science books worth Tzs 15 million to 5 secondary schools in Mbeya region.
The books were donated in collaboration with Tulia Ackson foundation to Ikuti Sec School, Kayuki Sec School, Bujeli Sec School, taba Sec School and Ikupa Sec School in the event held in Mbeya
Speaking during the handover event, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Tanzania, , Deputy Dr. Tulia Ackson Mwansasu commended Airtel for collaborate with Tulia Ackson foundation to support secondary school in need of teaching aid in Mbeya Region. Ackson said” education sector seek for private and public sectors collective support in providing necessary teaching tools to enable conducive environment for students to study hence facilitating the attainment of high literacy levels on a national scale
We have witnessed gaps and scarcity of scholastic material in most secondary schools where current book ratio sits at 1 book per 5 students. We are certain this aid will contribute to produce skillful workface to be employed or self-employed for sustainable economic growth and I request other organization join hands to offer kind of support to the schools in need across the country. Added Ackson
On his part , Airtel Mbeya Sales Manager, Bartholomew Masatu said “ At Airtel, we believe that an educated society arises from institutions that have adequate resources, more especially books. We cannot talk of development if there is no education our commitment demonstrated today compliments the need for school to have adequate scholastic material to boost students’ academic achievement
We believe this donation will go a long way in improving the quality of education in our region, especially in the Sciences field where the resource gap is even bigger,”
On his part the head teacher for Kayuki Secondary school Bertha Sarufu on behalf of all beneficiary schools said “We thank Airtel for extending their support to us, I would like to appeal to student to effectively use these books so as to improve their performance and It is our responsibility as teachers and students to ensure these books donated by Airtel are used as intended.” she said.