Bilal Trust, an Islamic charitable organization, has sourced school, medical equipment and clothes worth almost K60 million which they are distributing in various schools and hospitals in three districts of Malawi.
The items were sourced from the United Kingdom through a UK based charitable organization National Police Aid and Convoy of Nottinghamshire and the district to benefit are Lilongwe, Salima and Nkhotakota.
According to the Secretary General of the country’s Central Region Bilal Trust Khalid Hussein the items were brought into Malawi through the assistance of local philanthropist and businessman Abdul Master, who is the chairman of Bilal Trust Central Region.
In an interview with Nyasa Times, Master said this was part of Bilal Trust social responsibility.
“After the National Police Aid sourced the material they approached us to bring the items here and our task was to meet the transportation and freight costs. The K50 million cost include the materials, transport and freight,” he said.
The items include medical equipment such as ICU stretchers and chairs, household wares such as rolling water containers, school stationary, books, desks and chairs, clothes and toys. The items amounted to three 40 feet containers.
Hussein said the plan is to distribute the items to two District Hospitals in Salima and Nkhotakota and eight schools in each of the two districts and at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Liongwe where four schools are also expected to benefit.
“At the moment we are sorting out the items and we are looking forward to assist even more institutions than what we have planned. The distribution in Salima starts on Wednesday,” he said.
Bilal Trust Central Region Coordinator Nazir Choonara said the institutions that will benefit were chosen since they are the most needy.
He said if all goes well some of the items will also be given to institutions such as SOS and Mother Theresa while Hussein said some of the educational books will be given to schools that follow GSCE syllabus.
“Apart from fictional books we also have educational books but they are based on the UK syllabus and we will identify schools even privately owned which we think can use those books,” said Hussein.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :