FDH Bank has given a boost to Chilobwe Community Technical College in Blantyre through the provision of information communication technology (ICT) equipment worth K20 million.
Speaking at the handover of the equipment, FDH Bank head of personal and business banking Kawawa Msapato said the bank focuses on education as one of its corporate social responsibility investments.
“Education is a key driver to national development in terms of creating skills the economy needs to grow. We feel the training offered here will end up producing artisans with technical skills that will benefit the nation,” he said.
Technical, Entrepreneurial Vocational Education and Training Authority (Teveta) regional service centre manager (South) Elliot Mulanje said the equipment will help in capacity development initiatives at the centre.
“In the modern technology, ICT has come as one of the key components one has to cover in technical skill training. The equipment will help to deliver quality trainees that will meet the requirements of the market,” he said.
In his remarks, the college’s acting principal Lennox Mkomadzinja said the donation is a relief to the institution.
“The equipment will go a long way in supplementing the training that we are delivering at the college. In the 21st century, carpenters, plumbers and bricklayers need to have ICT knowledge for designs and other related jobs,” he said.
The equipment donated include 21 computers, printer and uninterruptible power supply and air conditioners. n