KYSN Masks Std 8 Learners Up, Bail Out The Elderly in NN
As schools reopened with a cohort of the examination classes, a Malawi Congress Party youth wing, Kwacha Youth Support Network has donated face masks to standard eight learners in Neno South constituency in a drive to prevent Covid-19 transmission among learners.
Speaking to Zodiak Monday afternoon, the group’s chairperson Innocent Banda say the motive behind the donation was to make sure that learners in rural areas are protected from Covid-19 as they expect to sit for their examination soon.
"We want to see uninterrupted period of learning during this reopening of schools, especially among the underprivileged learners hence our donation of these face masks," he said.
Banda further said that the two hundred face masks donated to Ligowe and Mkwilira primary schools will help learners to have a chance of washing their masks ensuring Hygiene in the process.
Making his remarks, Neno South constituency Member of Parliament Mark Katsonga Phiri commended the youth for the initiative saying it's a clear manifestation that the Tonse government is putting more energy into the youth who are the engine for development.
"Covid-19 did not hit my constituency and this donation will further strengthen our interventions that led to zero Covid-19 cases in my constituency and let's take advantage of this donation to make Covid-19 pass", Katsonga narrated.
The youth wing also made a donation of sanitary materials and food items to twenty aged and physically challenged citizens of Neno South constituency in a bid to prevent this vulnerable group from contracting Covid-19.
KYSN pledged to provide school fees to standard eight learners who will be unable to pay fees up to secondary level, construct houses for the aged and send a message that the aged are not witches as they suffer abuses from the youth due to age, and also to identify youths for technical skills training.
Neno District Education Manager Reuben Menyere thanked the wing saying their support is timely as most learners do not have face masks while calling on other youth organizations to emulate the gesture.