JBFI interacts with College of Medicine students

The Joyce Banda Foundation International (JBFI) on Thursday held an interactive meeting with students the organization sponsors at College of Medicine In Blantyre.

 Students during the meeting with JBFI officials

Students during the meeting with JBFI officials

JBFI sponsored students at College of Medicine

JBFI sponsored students at College of Medicine

Florence Msisha one of the students supported by JBFI

Florence Msisha one of the students supported by JBFI

Through the Edith Mtila Scholarship programme, JBFI is pays fees for 20 students at College of Medicine.

The foundation sponsors over 200 students at various colleges including Chancellor College, Polytechnic, College of Medicine, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Mzuzu University.

JBFI also pays fees for selected needy students at Malawi’s technical colleges, including for others studying in Russia.

At the meeting, representatives from JBFI Madalitso Banda and  Levison Mwase conveyed an assurance message from the foundation and its founder Dr. Joyce Banda that JBFI will continue with the scholarships programme.

According to Mwase, the meeting was also meant to learn how the scholarships are benefitting the students and what challenges they are facing in their studies.

“It was also meant to encourage the students to work hard in class and excel in their studies as well as show good behavior,” he said.

Speaking on behalf of fellow students, Florence Msiska, a first year Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery student thanked the foundation and Dr. Joyce Banda for the sponsorship.

She said the sponsored students consider Joyce Banda their parent because through the sponsorship they are assured of completing their studies.

Msiska implored JBFI to continue supporting needy students, sayings many boys and girls are failing to realise their dreams because of economic problems of their families.

She, however, asked for more support to help the students ease some of the challenges they are facing at the school such as high cost of food, accommodation and stationery.

Msiska said the students also need more support to source additional learning and laboratory equipment.

The interactive meeting is part of an on going exercise to assess the impact of the scholarship progranmme and learn from the students how they are benefiting from the scholarships and challenges they are facing.

JBFI also runs a free secondary school known as Msigalira in Zomba, operates over 30 child care centres and pays fees for needy secondary school students throughout the country, among many programmes.

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Trasizio January

We are proud of you mama and thank you for all that.

shaibu wanemanema

great amama!


Thats Good Prediction From That Former Head State

AS much as I know that Joyce Banda may have her own weaknesses like many of human beings, it is undisputable fact that Joyce Banda started helping Malawians well before becoming President of this country. I am talking to those who know the reality of the issue I am talking about and not those who spent the better part of their lives outside Malawi enjoying themselves. It could be true that she might have been involved in the cashgate and other offences but let us remember that the Law says that “Everybody shall be deemed innocent until proven guilty by… Read more »
kanyika dickson

jb wandimaliza

kanyika dickson

phodogama i can see u dont know the history of jb ,she started assisting the needy b4 being president.what wrong has jb done to defend herself? a court amupeza wolakwa? phodogama tel peter to defend himself on nacgate,mulako gate,go tn hell with mathanyula wopanda mano mu month.i love jb

Mbowe Mulambia

The time she became a president she was not poor as your parents as you may think


mai osamatekeseka,munthu amaiwala mosavuta,koma manja anu akuikira umboni.Dziko mwalisiya pamabvuto akulu kusiyana ndi nthawi ya ulamuliro wanu.


Keep up the good work JBFI. Chitsime chakuya chimaoneka madzi akaphwera.

Imraan Sadick

Ndalama za Cashgate zilibe madalitso olo utathandiza bwanji
The foundation was created using Cashgate money

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