Malingunde School for the blind has thanked President Lazaroous Chakwera for supporting the school with k1.8m during this year’s 58th Independence Day commemoration in Lilongwe.
In an interview with Malawi News Agency (mana) on Saturday the School Teacher in Charge Vincent Mathanki said the money will tremendously help the running of the school.
He explained that the school depends on a monthly funding of K325, 000 which is not enough to sustain the students and other operations on the school.
“Currently the school has 46 blind students, and the funding we get is used to buy maize, sugar, beans, cooking oil plus other human needs at the boarding school,” explained mathanki.
He further stated that the school has security challenges which hinders the management of the school to venture into economic activities to support the operations of the school.
“the students hostels are not fenced and as such thieves take advantage we also fail to carry out income generating activities due to lack of security fence,” he said.
He also claimed that last year the school had five primary school candidates and four were selected to Namitete and Lilongwe girls secondary schools.
Mathanki further commended government for the donation which has come to the school at the point of their need.
“Funding not enough to feed the learners appropriately as such the donation will improve the welfare of the students,” he said.
During the national service of worship, the minister of lands and the chairperson of the main organising committee of the 58th independence anniversary Sam Kawale announced that President Chakwera’s directive that all proceeds from the service should be used to assist the needy with.
“We only have prayers this year because the president directed us to give the money that would have been spent on this event to assist the needy,” said kawale.
During the services president Chakwera and vice president Saulos Klaus Chilima donated K1 Million and K500, 000 respectively.
Over K1.8 Million was realised from the national prayers of service on the Independence Day.