Likoma Secondary School alumni has embarked on reach out and touch project across the country especially to teachers who contributed to their success but are currently encountering different health issues.
Speaking recently at Ekwendeni during handover ceremony of cash to one of their former headmasters, chairperson for Northern Region Likoma Secondary School alumni chapter, Patrick Chipeka Phiri said they have number of projects to work on this year and one of them is reach out and touch.
“Likoma Secondary School alumni realize the contribution the former teachers made hence the need to reach out to them in their time of need. We recognize their contribution not only to us but to the whole nation as well,” Phiri said.
He complimented the former teachers for their guidance in nurturing students to become responsible citizens.
“They were not teaching us academic issues only but were also inculcating manners and the spirit of love. This is why our association has devised a better way to give back to those who mentored us,” he added.
Phiri further said they are looking beyond cheering their teachers as they have plans to give back to school through number of projects on the paper.
“We want to bring back Likoma Secondary School to its old days as it was one of the beautiful secondary schools in the country. We want to do extensive renovation, the first in five years. In addition, we plan to buy library books which the current and coming generation will use,” he added.
He disclosed that they are already assisting 12 learners at the school who can hardly afford to pay school fees.
Former Likoma Secondary School headmaster, Gard Banda recommended the gesture Likoma Secondary School Alumni have shown him.
“I have taught in over nine secondary schools but none from these except Likoma alumi have come to assist me. Among the various form of support was financial contributions during the wedding of my last born daughter,” Banda said.
He said he was happy to have received the money and has asked them to extend the support to other people across the country.