The Mzuzu Lions Club has financed the construction of a MK7.6 million Girls Hostel at the CCAP owned School for the hearing impairment at Bandawe in Nkhata Bay district.
Construction is expected to start in March and will take six months.
The Club sourced funds from Lion Aid Norway after its members were shocked to see pupils both boys and girls sharing the same facilities such as a Hostel, toilets and bathrooms.
Club President Lion William Mbowe said the mission of the Club is to serve the less privileged in society.
CCAP Synod of Livingstonia Education Secretary Reverend Mezuwa Banda said during the ground breaking ceremony that lack of a Hostel and other facilities has been of great concern.
“Some of them (pupils) are bigger boys and girls. Although they are hard of hearing, the devil may tempt them to behave otherwise. That is why we whole heartedly express our appreciation to the Lions Club of Mzuzu for this timely gesture,” Reverend Mezuwa Banda said.
Lion Aid Norway Representative Edna Tembo said although her organization focuses on helping those with visual impairment “we moved in to help because we were also shocked to learn of the mix up. It’s not safe”
Tembo appealed for strict supervision so that the project is done well and on schedule.
CCAP Synod of Livingstonia General Secretary Reverend Nyondo said the Synod will seriously monitor the project to avoid pilferage.
“Corruption in Malawi is at its best. From the top to the bottom everybody is stealing. So don’t steal,” Reverend Nyondo appealed.