Christian Youth Fellowship (CYF) under Mzuzu Congregation in Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP) recently donated assorted items worth K300 000 to 43 learners at Ekwendeni School of the Blind.
The donation included among other items, cooking oil, one bale of sugar, eggs, rice, sweet potatoes and clothes.
Speaking in an interview after presenting the donation, chairperson for the CYF, Casca Simwawa, said the youth decided to make the donation to the learners as one way of fulfilling one of their pillars which requires them to reach out to others during challenging times.
“This charity work is one of our core duties as doing so is practicing what the Bible says on the need for people to love one another. We came here not only for physical support but also for spiritual support so the young learners can develop in all spheres of life,” Simwawa said.
Simwawa then called on other well-wishers to assist school and other special needs institutions in different forms across the country.
On his part, head teacher for Ekwendeni School of the Blind, Precious Kaunda, said the institution owes Northern Region Water Board huge bills and has inadequate food supplies.
He said the school relies much on donors since they receive little funding from government to meet daily basic needs.
According to Kaunda the school is striving hard to have water which may be generated from solar power as way of reducing expenses.
One of the learners at the school, William Mhango, said he was excited with the donation which will going a long way in improving the learners’ wellbeing.