Matandani Technical College Receives Technical Tools

Symbolic presentation of the equipment Symbolic presentation of the equipment - pic by Steve Kalungwe

In a give back to the community strategy a Malawian based in South Africa has donated Auto Mobile Mechanics training equipment to Matandani technical college in Neno district.

Speaking at the occasion today, Rodriguez Cham'mudzi says Malawians should move away from foreign donor dependency and assist themselves, adding hands on experience is a key to a fair competition on the market.

"I was trained at this institution and saw the challenges that students face, hence my idea to donate these tools as my token of appreciation to the college", he said.

He further asks people of good will to assist private technical colleges in a bid to create jobs for well trained citizens of rural areas.

Cham'mudzi further challenges Malawians to assist each other in a bid to ensure that rural people, especially the youth benefit and face the commercial world with relevant skills.

In his remarks, Matandani technical college projects manager, Daniel Raileanu thanked Cham'mudzi for the donation saying as a college they plan to introduce more disciplines such as plumbing among others which need more community support.

He said that, in his two years stay at the facility, he has managed to enroll over three hundred students unlike when he was coming whennhe found only ten student.

"We plan to establish more disciplines here so that the students here get a similar academic advantage that urban people get", narrated Raileanu.

Auto Mobile Mechanics instructor, Dumbo Kazembe said the institution is facing equipment challenges and sees the donation as a timely answer.

Meanwhile, Student President for the institution, Harneck Naotcha appealed to the beneficiaries of the tools to use them to their advantage.

The items are worth MK 12 million.

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