• April 17, 2024

Alliance One Malawi Spends Millions on CSR

 Alliance One Malawi Spends Millions on CSR
Photo: Taco Tuinstra

Alliance One Malawi has spent roughly MKW442 million ($384,721) on its corporate social responsibility programs over the last two years, according to The Nyasa Times.

The company renovated and constructed new classrooms for more than 22 primary schools over the last two years, according to Fran Malila, corporate affairs manager.

“As a corporate responsibility entity, Alliance One thought it wise to renovate as well as construct new classroom blocks in these 22 primary schools so that pupils who are future leaders of this country should learn in [a] better environment,” said Malila. “In the process, we are also fighting child labor as our aim is to see every kid to go to school and not be used as a source of labor in tobacco fields.”

The renovated schools have led to higher student enrollment and retention rates.

According to Malila, the company also constructed a postnatal ward and donated various medical equipment to Mzuzu Central Hospital’s pediatric ward.