Mbeya students get set for a brighter future with donation of classroom furniture from Coca-Cola Kwanza Ltd.

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Students at Ilunga Secondary School in Mbeya will be able to concentrate on learning in comfort after Coca-Cola Kwanza Ltd donated classroom furniture including 100 desks, ten tables and ten chairs to support improved education in rural areas.

The donation by the subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), valued at 12 million Tanzanian shillings, will help to address the desk shortage, and support the government’s focus on creating an improved education environment in rural areas.

Speaking at the handover event, Coca-Cola Kwanza’s Sustainability and Communications Specialist, Victor Byemelwa, said the company’s donation was intended to create greater shared opportunity for the business and communities.

“Opportunity is more than just money, it’s about a better future for people and their communities everywhere on the African continent.

“Coca Cola Kwanza’s vision is to refresh and improve the lives of Tanzanians every day. We do business the right way for a better-shared future, and this support will benefit 200 students to give them the best chance for a successful education,” he said.

Byemelwa said partnerships between the private sector, government and non-government organizations were the most effective way to address common challenges and improve the lives of Tanzanians.

Mbeya District Commissioner Dr. Rashid Chuachua said the donation of desks by Coca-Cola Kwanza demonstrated the good relations between the government and the private sector, which was benefitting the community.

He said the donation was timely because of the huge number of students in class due to free education.

Since launching the initiative of making school desks as part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives, Coca-Cola Kwanza Ltd has made and distributed over 3,600 desks to various schools, impacting the lives of over 6,500 students at a time. 


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Victor A Byemelwa
Sustainability and Communications Specialist
Coca-Cola Kwanza Ltd 


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