Maranatha Girls Cheer Freddy Survivors

Part of the donation ceremony Part of the donation ceremony - pic courtesy of Maranatha Academy

Students from Maranatha Girls have reached out to 40 households that were displaced by Cyclone Freddy at Nkolokoti camp in Blantyre with relief items worth K2 million.

Representative of the students, Atikonda Nchingula, a  Form 4 student, says they live in the same neighborhood with the survivors; hence, the decision to share their plight.

“We mobilized resources and presented to them flour, beans, bonya, salt, sugar and soup. We were  concerned with the plight of people affected by Cyclone Freddy in the Southern Region  and were compelled to offer support.

“We mobilized resources and collected some items from staff members and our managing director, Dr Ernest Kaonga. In the end, we had enough resources to share with our friends,” said Nchingula.

James Kaonje who represented the beneficiaries commended the students for the gesture.

"It is commendable considering that the gesture hs come from the students who also depend on their parents," he said.

Dr. Kaonga says they expect to reach out to other districts with the support as well.

"We are complimenting the “Tigwirane Manja” presidential initiative. We thought it wise to start with Machinjiri which is in our neighbourhood before reaching other areas," said Kaonga.

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