In an drive to give back to their alma mater, former students of Dedza Secondary School will next weekend pay the school a visit to appreciate some of the challenges present students are facing.
Dedza alumni chairperson Banks Mdalla Kachinda told Nyasa Times that among other activities, the former students will paint classrooms and identify students in need of financial scholarships.
Kachinda said the school was currently in a “dilapidated” shape and needed their help.
He, therefore, called on all other former students to join in the cause.
“Our fellow alumni should come in large numbers and see for themselves problems that the school is going through,” said Kachinda.
According to Kachinda, it was unfortunate that the school was going through such shoddy financial woes when most of its products are wallowing in affluent positions and businesses in the society.
Pres Peter Mutharika is one of the former students of Dedza. Last December, Mutharika handed over a minibus and promised to rehabilitate the school. He also pledged to pay for the maintenance costs.
According to his personal assistant Ben Phiri, the maintenance project will cost the president K20 million.
Other former students of the school, highly regarded in the Malawian society, Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN) executive director Dalisto Kubalasa, Nyasa Times Managing Director Edgar Chibaka, military lawyer Dan Kuwali and Finance Minister Good Gondwe. .