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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57 thoughts on “JBFI interacts with College of Medicine students”

  1. Trasizio January says:

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

  2. shaibu wanemanema says:

    great amama!

  3. Thats Good Prediction From That Former Head State

  4. mba says:

    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 the court of Law. I mean if ever, you understand what I am talking about.

  5. kanyika dickson says:

    jb wandimaliza

  6. kanyika dickson says:

    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

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

  8. achims says:

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

  9. atonga says:

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

  10. Ndalama za Cashgate zilibe madalitso olo utathandiza bwanji
    The foundation was created using Cashgate money
    Musove!

  11. Phodogoma says:

    Ana mukuthandizawo atumbuka okhaokha palibepo Namaranya wakwa Namphungo apa,nepotism basi.

  12. Phodogoma says:

    A malawi too much myopic thinking,you think munthu akamagawa zinthu basi is a good leader,mbuzi,ng’ombe,chimanga inu kumtima mbeee,zili zokubelani inu nomwe,maiqa ntchito yawo ndi imenyi as a philanthropist osati za politics she had a chance and goofed big time.Why this nonsense now?Nanga if you’re bold enough osabwera kumudzi bwwanji to defend yourself,surely if you’re innocent you’ve got nothing to worry about,but your absence compels us to believe your concience is not clear,paja akulu anati oyioa athawa yekha,campaign ya pa nyasatimes siyani mubwere kumudzi kuno to clear your name,or else we will assume ndinu mbavadi.

  13. AULTER MUNTHALI says:

    We love u mama, we miss u mama. kale akati lizibwerera bwenzi JB atabweraso bcoz apali anthu ambiri olemera mziko muno koma akulephera kuthandiza osauka Monga awo…?

  14. john jere says:

    Proud of you mama coz zimenezi munayamba kalekale.God bless you desr mama JB!

  15. Gawera wa Gawera says:

    JB has welfare of the needy at heart. She started these things before being President. May God bless her

  16. Jelbin mk says:

    Good work keep it up

  17. Chakwera says:

    Enawo matama basi dziko ndi ili likupita ku mphompho

  18. Desire says:

    Mr Phodogama,your ancestor Pitala stayed with azungu for more than 40yrs abroad . What did he bring home for u? Nothing. Instead,he steals from here(poor Malawi) and invest kwazunguko. Chonsecho amaziwa kuti ngati pali first class mbuli pa Malawi pano ndi Alhomwe. You r a moron Phodogama!

  19. Kipingo says:

    God bless you mama. But the column, was it to tell me that even FLORENCE MSISKA Also is under JBF?
    Is it not buying sympathy?
    I feel the column is not newsworthy as all it has done is to tell these people should not smile coz i’ll be seeing JB on their faces.
    If cashgate follows you mama i’ll be among the people who condemn you regardless of who do you help

  20. ineyo says:

    Atumbuka anthu oipa inu..shupit

  21. Lester Mthinda says:

    Bravo!!!!!! JB kaya wins afune kaya asafune JB this is her calling. She knows it better, no one can beat her. Osati upulezident uja mmmmh simbali yanu amama…..

  22. Malonibwanji says:

    Just let the Malawian banks give them loans to be paid after their studies. Even in Obama’s land that is the way of doing things. What are these banks for in our country?????????????????????????????????????????????//

  23. Merry xmas from Prudence says:

    Thats the way to go. Keep it up Mai Joyce Banda. JBFI is making big difference here in Malawi.

  24. anduna says:

    Olo zitakhala zazungu iwe chikukukhuza ndichani?Bwanji azunguwo sakukupatsa iweyo(munthu oyipa)

  25. Du says:

    Mama ndilibe nanu mawu!

  26. may says:

    Nanga athandiza bwanji alomwe pa nkhani ya school poti anyamata ambiri achilomwe amasiya school standard 2 kumadikilira kota system even at the end of term exams in primary school….enawa akungothinana mu estate a fodya ku rumphi….ulimi ukayandikira amakwera zima lorry zikulu zikulu ndi mabanja awo eti akupita ku nchito ku rumphi makamaka ku Bolero..ndiye scholarship mwina yoti agulire ma keni ndi mikangala ya fodya….

    1. Phodogoma says:

      Ambwenumbwenu muri makora?balilani Ife alomwe tikudyelera,alomwe nophiya!!!!!!!

  27. kwangu says:

    Kodi mubwera liti?

  28. Rodriguas Latata says:

    Educated nation is the way to go, regardless of regions. Ndatha ine wanu. Sikomo.

  29. phodogoma says:

    Ndizochokera kwa azungu si zamuthumba mwao,zina ndizija anakuberani zija,sangakwanitse zonsezo,ngati akulepkhera kulipira antchito ku farm kuja,anyway keep it up!!!!!!

    1. Think Tank says:

      Kodi mwatani a Phodogoma? Ndi angati adziwana ndi azungu amene akupanga zimenezi? Pali anthu ena amene akhala kwa azungu zaka zaka. Akupanga zimenezi? Mukutinso ndizakuba. Ndiye timve ziti? Mwawawona anyamata ndi atsikanawo? Ndi a Malawi. Pangani kafukufuku wozama za JB. Mutenge za propaganda muziponye uko. Zinazi tiziyamikira. Tapitani mukawawuze atsikana ndi anyamatawo zomwe mwalemba apa mukawone ngati mungakachokeko bwino. Dzanadzana pa zbs mtsikana wina akufuna thandizo la ndalama zokwana -K200000–K300000 ya fees ku college. Muthandizeni inuyo. Muwafunse a zbs akupatsani ma details.

      1. Phodogoma says:

        Nanga akuvitika bwanji ndi school fees JBFI ilipo?Akulu ngakhale malembo amanena kuti ukathandiza munthu osakwera pa chulu,ndi media campaign iyi to gain public sympathy abwere kumudzi kuno to defend herself if she is innocent she will be cleared by the courts akuthawa chani Nanga?

        1. Think Tank says:

          Bwana Popogoma ndi anzanu amene mukukudana ndi helping hand i have only one thing to conclude about your characters. But the suggestions given by some are very laughable. We hear business people complaining about tough conditions to access bank loans. Some say it is stolen money. Some say the Foundation was started with cashgate money. Those are strawls. Have you heard of Robin Hood? If she behaves like one,then you know what the poor thought of Robin Hood. I said i ve only one things to describe your behaviours: sour grapes!

    2. Jay says:

      Ukat zakuba unena ziti?? Am nat ha fun kma tayenera kuyamika zinazi mmm// ngat mbava zose achina Lutepo ndi Mphwiyo atamapanga izi tx a little similar to gvt utilising tx revenue properly osat zomagula ma TX awo// #kudos_mama_JB_am_proud_of_yew :*

    3. Mirella K says:

      a Phodogoma, this lady has reali a heart. Anthu ena zochekera kwa azungu zomwezo amangogula magalimoto ndikumanyauda mmisewomu…
      Anthu ena za misonkho yathu zomwe adamanga nazo Cansablanca Menor aka Mpumulo wa Mbava…

      Iiiiiiih abale amalawi enafe umakhala uki ufiti kapena chyan!!!

    4. opportunist says:

      Nanga zanu zochokera kwa anthu akuda mukupanga nazo chani ?

  30. fisi says says:

    Blessed is the hand that giveth big up JB

  31. aphiri says:

    Apa pokha JB mpatali.pano akutakata kufuna fees ya anawa.

  32. MTUMBUKA WAPA PHATA says:

    They only pay a portion of the K55,000 of the government sponsored student fee…is that sponsorship? College of Medicine has needy students who are selfsponsored and are required to pay K950,000 per academic year…who needs sponsorship? Joyce Bonya sucks

  33. Concerned Citizen says:

    And there are four Malawian students pursuing medicine in Russia sponsored by JB. God bless you JB.

  34. Matutu says:

    This has nothing to do with any tribe. What’s this alomwenso rubbish? Before making such comment it is better to have info about the tribal distribution of the beneficiaries. I rest my case.

  35. yahoo says:

    Sizingatheke kukhala wabwino kwa anthu onse

  36. JB is not rich but she only shares the little she has.Lets emulate this habit and we will surely get positive feedback.

    A teacher assures!!!!!!

  37. Think Tank says:

    speechless.

  38. Phwilephwile says:

    Enafe tachotsedwa ma sukulu ake omweo vuto landalama, mumapezana bwanji kapena mumayang’ana chani pofuna kuthandiza?

  39. ameneyu si wakumwera ndi mtumbuka amawathandidza ndi atumbuka azake umangonama ngati ndiwe wa ku zomba za zii ndichifukwa unaludza chisankho kwanu komwe

  40. opportunist says:

    JB ndi deal

  41. bono says:

    Good job Mama we love you

  42. Kako says:

    if success is measured by how people you have helped, and not how much you have acquired, then JB is the most successful former head of state, enawa athandidza angati pa moyo wawo?

  43. Chrispine Salanje says:

    JBFI thats the way to go,sharing the little you have,big up to Dr Joyce Banda founder of JBFI

  44. qabaniso says:

    U r special jb. God bless u.

  45. tonde says:

    Alomwenso ife tilipo akutithandiza. Zako izo .

  46. BRANDON says:

    Keep it up Mama JB

  47. tonde says:

    God bless JBF

  48. chosatheka says:

    KUMANGOTHANDIZA ATUMBUKA OKA OKA, KOMA BANJA UNALIMVETSA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Akulisinga says:

      akuwathandizawo anayamba akhoza bwino mayesotu! osati akungotenga mwana oti akuthyola tea nkumati tiyeni ku CoM ayi!!!

  49. Akulisinga says:

    jb? ayi ndithu Mulungu akudalitseni. Inu ndi Inu basi!

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