Best performing students at Airtel adopted schools, St. Ponsiano Primary School in Makindye and Sseke Primary School in Lwengo District, have been given a new lease on their education after Airtel Uganda rewarded them with scholastic materials to kick start their secondary education.
St. Ponsiano Primary School and Sseke Primary School were adopted and refurbished in 2012 and 2015 respectively under the Airtel Uganda Adopt-A-School initiative .
Since its inception, this program has ensured access to quality education for hundreds of underprivileged children from disadvantaged communities, and has therefore contributed to the overall development of the country.
Speaking at the awarding ceremony, Mrs. Charity R. Bukenya, the Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Airtel Uganda said
“By acknowledging and rewarding the best performing pupils, we are providing these children with the opportunities they have never had before,” adding that Airtel believes that quality education is not only the most important tool for social –economic development of Uganda but also a vital weapon in the fight against poverty.
“We believe we are making a positive and long-lasting contribution towards their future and towards the development of our country,” she added.
This is not the first time that Airtel Uganda is coming out to recognize the best performing pupils in their adopted schools. Last year, Airtel awarded students of St. Ponsiano Primary School who had excelled in the Primary Leaving Examinations with scholastic items to enable them to continue to Secondary school.
“We intend to extend this awards program to all of our adopted schools in order to motivate our students to always work hard,” Bukenya concluded.