JB Foundation donates maize, blankets to orphans at Msigalira School

The Joyce Banda Foundation International (JBFI) on Monday, December 15, 2014, donated hundreds of 50 KG bags of maize and blankets to students of Msigalira Free Secondary School for Orphans in Domasi,Zomba.

Nhelma presenting donations from Joyce Banda Foundation

Nhelma presenting donations from Joyce Banda Foundation

Beneficiarries  at Msigalira school

Beneficiarries at Msigalira school

Bags of maize donated

Bags of maize donated

Blankets donated

Blankets donated

A senior JBFI official, Rosemary Nhlema, who was the guest of honour at the event, said the donation was part of this year’s Christmas and New Year celebrations.

“Within its objectives, JBFI provides full sponsorship to disadvantaged secondary school students, particularly orphans. Msigalira Free Secondary School for Orphans is a fully-fledged secondary school with full boarding facilities for both boys and girls,” Nhlema told the gathering.

Nhlema said JBFI founder and former president of the Republic of Malawi, Joyce Banda, who is currently in the United States, had assigned her to preside over the function at the school.

“She (Banda) is a renowned philanthropist; a mother who has the welfare of the disadvantaged people at heart. The former President and I spoke on the phone and she said while she is away, she will not let students at Msigalira go hungry during the festive season hence the donation,” said Nhlema.

Nhlema advised the students to work harder when schools reopen on January 5, 2015 so that they become useful and successful citizens in society.

“You should be aiming higher; you should become doctors, accountants, teachers, bankers and so on. The secret to this success is hard work and discipline. You must respect your teachers and guardians,” she said.

Deputy head teacher at Msigalira Free Secondary School, Charles Chikuni noted that nowadays, education “is very expensive” and that in order to achieve quality education, adequate resources have to be invested.

“We are grateful that even when education is extremely expensive, JBFI continues to run this free secondary school with adequate facilities. Apart from the provision of free education, you realized that the learning process couldn’t be smooth when students are learning on empty stomachs. As such, JBFI also provides breakfast, lunch and supper to all students. This is extremely commendable,” said Chikuni.

Speaking earlier, national director for JBFI’s Youth Movement for Development, Wyson Sumaili, said JBFI’s core objective is  to assist the marginalized of the society, especially women and children, “to have access to opportunities that would help them achieve their full potential in life”.

Other senior JBFI officials at the event included Levison Mwase and Annie Bwanali, among others.

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In my view it looks like God didnt want JB to be dirten too much with politics,dont forget that once ppl talk about you everyday for good work,God keeps on blessing you in so many ways & give you the appropriate direction to persue your good work.Some.ppl are jst good at preaching without action.Its like preaching the good work which was done by Jesus while on earth but you cant do it again in the same way.Bcz you dnt have the capacity to do it.

phillip mwamba

God bless her more..she is great and shall be a great woman


musalile jb zake anapanga .muziririra wopanda manuyo akuthandizani mungoti mafani kuno kukutetha wosamuwuza wemwe munavoterayo bwa munya muwona


Tibwezeleni ndalama munaba mboma zija ife tikubvutika chifukwa cha Cashgate yomwe munayambisa inu ija! Munauza anyamata kuti nthawi yotakata wonani lero kutakata kuja kwabweletsa mabvuto! Mukuthawa chani kwanu kuno? Woipatu athawa yekha


Amayi mutigawirenso ma fan, Malawi akutentha mochititsa mantha

This woman was not born to become a politician who enriches herself, and this issue of becoming a politician was a way through to a better podium of reaching out to the vulnerable. she has a heart of people. I remember before bingu picked her for a runningmate she had already decided to quit politics. now that she has tasted what Dr Ntaba described as mpando wonona, my advice is that she should now focus on her duty as woman of influence to help the less previlaged first in Malawi which is one of poor countries before others. Let her… Read more »

mom,anthu amakunenani kuti ng’ombe yayikazi sikoka ngolo koma yayimuna ija ikulephera kuno,yayang’ana ngolo..ndipo aliyense akudandaula kuti tinamasula BARABA..


This mentality of distributing blankets and maize from time immemorial is disgusting.Why dont you build a proper beautiful school than the one iam seeing in the picture

moffat kuminga

well done mama: we love you ;mumalonjeza ndipo mumakwaniritsa [ petulo] anatinamiza kuti azatsitsa malata koma pakana pano palibe chomwe chachitika.Bola inu mama mumamangira anthu tizimbuzi tija anthu amayamikatu.tabweranitu muzaone malawi uja pano tikukumbuka inu mayi.


well curruptinh peole all the time. We need these chronies to get out of Malawian politics for ever!

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