Malawi Queens in charity work: Present books to orphans at Jacaranda school

Malawi national netball team players took their training camp off on Friday to interact with orphans at Jacaranda school in Chigumula Township where they donated exercise books courtesy of Zahra Pinto,an athelete a head of their African Netball Championship slated to kick-off on Monday.

In company of  their two coaches Peace Chawinga-Kalua, Mary Waya and the technical director Griffin Saenda, the Malawi Queens in red jerseys stormed Jacaranda at 11, O’clock immediately after their morning training session at College of Medicine.

Upon arrival, the team waswarmly welcomed as the pupils who  enthusiastically chanted ,”Queens! Queens!”.

Malawi Queens coach Peace Chawinga said it pleased them to donate the exercise books at Jacaranda because their Form 4 students were graduating.

The Queens pose with some Chinese admirers at Jacaranda......Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The Queens pose with some Chinese admirers at Jacaranda……Photo Jeromy Kadewere

“The other thing is that God always remind us is  to share the little we have with the needy. So we thought it wise to donate the exercise books to orphans at Jacaranda as one way of rendering help,” said Kalua.

She also assured the school authorities to consult them for any help as far as uplifting netball at the school is concerned.

Speaking on behalf of all the swimmers national team in Malawi, Zahra Pinto, who sourced the exercise books,  said they thought it wise to engage the Queens because they are one of the successful teams in Malawi.

“We are very happy to donate the exercise books to Jacaranda because we feel they need our support as they cannot afford to do everything on their own,” she said.

Pinto, who is on holiday from her school in South Africa, urged other sporting disciplines to emulate the Queens example by taking a leading role in assisting the needy.

In her remarks, the Founder of Jacaranda School for Orphans Marie da Silva hailed the Queens and Pinto for the donation.

Silva said the exercise books will help the students, who most of them could not afford to buy the books on their own.

“We have 212 orphans and most of these cannot afford to buy writting materials like exercise books. Let me ask God to bless our Malawi Queens as they are preparing for the African Netball Championship,”said Silva.

The exercise books were more than 100.

Queens captain Caroline and Malawi's top swimmer Zahra Pinto presenting the books to Jacaranda......Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Queens captain Caroline and Malawi’s top swimmer Zahra Pinto presenting the books to Jacaranda……Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Zahra Pinto having a talk with some of Jacaranda's students.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Zahra Pinto having a talk with some of Jacaranda’s students…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Malawi Queens players jiving after the function led by Jessica Mazengera upfront.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Malawi Queens players jiving after the function led by Jessica Mazengera upfront…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The Queens players listening to Jacaranda's founder Marie da Silva's speench....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The Queens players listening to Jacaranda’s founder Marie da Silva’s speench….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Malawi Queens players pose a group photo with some of Jacaranda students who were graduating.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Malawi Queens players pose a group photo with some of Jacaranda students who were graduating…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Malawi Queens technical panel with Jacaranda officials.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Malawi Queens technical panel with Jacaranda officials…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Malawi Queens players arriving at Jacaranda....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Malawi Queens players arriving at Jacaranda….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Some of the students at Jacaranda who have been offered to be trained by Mary and Peace to become great netballers......Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Some of the students at Jacaranda who have been offered to be trained by Mary and Peace to become great netballers……Photo Jeromy Kadewere

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