KAMPALA, Uganda–Airtel one of the leading telecommunication company in Uganda has rewarded the best performing students who excelled in the 2017 Primary Leaving Examination (PLE).
The pupils that were rewarded are those from the primary schools that are being supported by the telecom company under their social responsibility program code named “Airtel adopt school “ . The best pupils were rewarded by Airtel Uganda with a secondary school requirements starter pack to kick start their secondary education.
As part of their social responsibility Airtel Uganda is supporting over five primary schools across the country through refurbishing the teaching Infrastructure, provision of water storage facilities among other support.
Some of the primary schools Airtel Uganda is supporting include St. Ponsiano Primary Kyamula School in Makindye, Sseke Primary School in Lwengo District, Ndeeba Church of Uganda Primary School in Kayunga District and Nanfugaki Primary School in Iganga District
To ensure that pupils from the adopted schools are motivated to concentrate on their studies, Airtel Uganda Launched an appreciating rewards through which best pupils are rewarded with scholastic equipments.
Speaking at the awarding ceremony, Mrs. Charity R. Bukenya the Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Airtel Uganda said rewarding the pupils will motivate them to perform better even at the secondary level
“By acknowledging and rewarding the best performing pupils, we are providing these children with a platform to showcase their academic potential and help other children understand the value of academic excellence,” adding that Airtel believes that quality education is not only the most important tool for social –economic development of our country but also a key weapon in bridging the knowledge, skills and poverty gaps in Uganda” she explained.
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 pupils of St. Ponsiano Primary School, Nanfugaki Primary School and Sseke primary School who had excelled in the Primary Leaving Examinations with items to enable them start their secondary school journey seamlessly.
Bukenya added that the telecom company will continue awarding their best students especially those from their adopted school.
“We intend to extend this awards program to all of our adopted schools in order to motivate our students to always work smart to achieve any goals they set their mind to,” Bukenya concluded