In its efforts to promote access to quality education in the country, a Lunzu-based Mzati Youth Organization on Saturday donated assorted school necessities to students at Chigodi Primary School in Lunzu, Blantyre.
Speaking when making the donation, Mzati Executive Director Lawrence Kumpama said the donation will help students who do not have school necessities to access quality education.
“As a youth organization, we always believe in the importance of education and educating a child most especially a girl child hence making the donation to these students so as they can have a chance of going to school without any challenge.
“You know sometimes, students miss classes because they do not have exercise books, uniforms, instruments and even pens. We feel their pain when we see them not going to school for lacking these things and that is why we do share a little we have to make education accessible to all,” said Kumpama.
Kumpama said the youth organization meets challenges in their daily operations as it has no donor to fund their projects, making it hard for them to reach out to many schools with support.
The Executive Director called on the government and other well-wishers for financial support towards the organization’s projects.
“Currently, we do not have any donor or sponsor to fund our projects so as we reach to many students in various schools. In all activities we do, we depend on I the executive officer, and my friend Gift John who is the organization’s Programs Officer.
“I and my friend John wake up early in the morning every day and stand on Chileka road around Kameza roundabout to sell sausages for us to get money to support the office like office rentals, school fees for the students, and other office support. We really need support for our works to be done smoothly,” said Kumpama.
In his remarks, Chigodi Primary School headteacher Felix Malekano thanked Mzati youth organization for the donation and called on other organizations to emulate what Mzati is doing.
“I am very happy that Mzati is here at Chigodi Primary School donating these items to the students. This should not just end here, we pray for the organization to have donors and supporters so that they should reach out to many students with the support,” said Malekano.
Malekano further said at a time before the donation was made, they were registering a high number of students missing classes due to lack of school uniforms and other school materials but now he has hope that with the school uniforms and other schools materials they have received from the organization, the number will go down.
Mzati Youth Organization denoted school necessities such as exercise books, pens, soap, toothpaste, mathematical instruments, and school uniforms.