Minet commits to Poly’s online education cause

As published by the Malawi Daily Times on April 1, 2021

By William Kumwembe

One of the country’s insurance brokers, Minet, on Monday contributed K1.6 million to the Polytechnic’s buy-a-gadget campaign.

Through the initiative, the Polytechnic is raising funds to buy gadgets like computers and give to needy students facing myriad challenges to access online lessons in the wake of Covid pandemic.

Minet Managing Director Delvin Khongono said the firm was committed to contributing towards advancement of education in the country.

He said supporting the Polytechnic’s initiative was part of the institution’s corporate social responsibility.

“This is the second college we are supporting after the College of Medicine. We hope the support will go a long way in addressing challenges needy students are facing to access online lessons”, he said.

Dean of Faculty of Applied Sciences at the Polytechnic Mphatso Kandaya hailed Minet for the support.

He said the needs remain enormous as the institution now has over 700 registered needy students.

“We can commit that the funds will go a long way in assisting in the needed area. We have since started distributing the gadgets, but another concern is having data bundles”, Kandaya said.

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