Blantyre, July 10, 2017–Integrated mobile and ICT service provider TNM today proudly announces a contribution of K1.6 million to support Malawian engineering students attend the First Global Robotics Competition in Washington DC, USA.

Speaking during the cheque presentation, TNM’s Senior Manager (Public Relations) Akossa Hiwa said the contribution is part of TNM’s quest to enable youth to break barriers and achieve new economic possibilities through innovation, science and technology.

“As Malawi’s converged ICT company, we remain passionate about helping to enable youth achieve their dreams with science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This can be traced back to our sponsorship of the Smart Challenge which enabled young Malawian apps developers to fly to Silicon Valley, also in USA.Today, we are proud to continue this role in helping students during their participation at the First Global Robotics Competition, and which will put Malawi’s own interventions in this specialised field of technology, on the world map,” she said.

Hiwa said TNM appreciates the relevance of science and technology in socio-economic development and will continue to work with youth in this area at all key education levels.

“If well harnessed, the youth pursuing science and technology hold the key to unlocking Malawi’s economic potential,” she said.

Receiving the cheque on behalf of the students First Global Team Malawi mentor and coordinator Stanley Mbewe expressed gratitude to TNM for the kind gesture.

“It is a big push and motivator. The students are inspired and proud to have a partner in TNM and promise to do their best to put Malawi on the map of science and technology,” said Mbewe, who is also a lecturer in engineering at the Polytechnic, constituent of University of Malawi.

The inaugural first global challenge will be held from the 16th to 18th July 2017 in Washington DC and it will be held under the theme “Access to Clean Water.”

Malawi team consists of four students from Polytechnic (Electrical Engineering and IT department), one from National College of Information and three were selected from different high schools.