Phalombe Social Welfare Office Sounds SOS over Bursaries

Authorities in Phalombe have urged organizations offering educational bursaries to consider reaching those in national and conventional secondary schools.

Speaking to Zodiak Online Wednesday, Phalombe District Social Welfare Officer, Cydrick Saukira said a lot of students are stranded as most non-governmental organizations (NGOs) target community day secondary school students.

According to Saukira,   the office is overwhelmed by the number of needy students seeking bursaries to continue with their studies.

Saukira said it is surprising to note that most partners are targeting community day secondary school students where school fees is cheaper compared to   colleges, national and convention  secondary schools.

He has since called upon organizations to intervene on the development so that needy students should have an opportunity to finish schooling.

Chairperson for Phalombe Civil Society Organizations Network, Richard Muluzi, said the network is aware of the problem.

"The issue will be discussed during a meeting which has been scheduled to take place anytime soon," Said Muluzi.

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