The computers are expected to be distributed in community technical Colleges that government opened recently.
The computers have been donated to these Vocational Colleges to enable them to keep abreast of the current digital and ICT revolution. Government has commended Standard Bank Malawi for its continuous support towards youth development in the country.
The Minister of Labour, Sport, Youth and Manpower Development Henry Mussa said the donation of computers from Standard Bank is in line with government’s effort in uplifting the lives of youth in Malawi and will go a long way in supporting Information Communication Technology.
In his remarks Standard Bank Chief Executive Andrew Mashanda said the youth must be included in the socio-economic development agenda at all key stages; starting from the incubation, planning, development and market stage. This donation is in fulfilment of the Bank’s obligation in striving to provide tools to the youth with the objective of empowering them realise their full potential.
The donation of computers to government through TEVETA comes barely two months after Malawi Socio-Economic Forum for the youth which Standard Bank hosted in partnership with the Malawi Government, UNICEF in March of this year.