NGO Bails Out Needy Boy Who Lost Legs in Train Accident
A non-profit organization, Little Dresses For Africa (LDFA), has been the first to bail out Lameck Tonga, a boy who lost his legs in Mchinji in 2016, in a train accident and had no wheelchair and other necessities since the incident.
Lameck, 10, a Standard 3 pupil at Kamuzu Primary School, had to crawl when going to school or when he wanted to play with friends.
Speaking in Mchinji after handing over the wheelchair, Stella Mchawa, a volunteer at the organization, said they thought of reaching out to the needy boy after reading an article on Zodiak Online which revealed Lameck's ordeal.
"We thought of reaching out to this needy boy because we want him to be going to school like a normal person," says Stella.
She added that "we can not promise that we will be paying him school fees but for now, we are looking forward to supporting this boy (Lameck) with school supplies including books, school bags, and many other materials."
Sofia Gama, mother to Lameck, expressed gratitude for the donation, saying the boy was being discriminated against as he had to crawl when going to school or when he wanted to play with friends.
"Sometimes I was carrying the boy on my back when going to school. It was so challenging," explained Stella.
Sofia who has five children says, "I am divorced and depend on piece works like selling firewood and washing clothes in people's homes to earn a living."
Among other things, the Christian organization has also distributed beddings, school supplies, clothes to the entire family and the surrounding households.