Malawi diplomat Sande goes back to school in Scotland

Malawi High Commissioner to United Kingdom (UK), Bernard Sande met youngsters in Scotland’s  Glasgow city during an official visit .

Sande, who was joined by Mufwa Munthali, trade counsellor of the Malawi High Commission, and Dr Peter West, the Hon Consul for Malawi in Scotland visited Hutchesons’ Grammar School on the South Side.

According to the Glasgow Evening Times, during his visit the diplomat took a tour of the school, which has strong educational and fundraising links with his country.

High Commissioner for Malawi praises pupil power at Hutchesons school in Glasgow
High Commissioner for Malawi praises pupil power at Hutchesons school in Glasgow
The Commissioner paused for a quick chat with a pupil action group for global equality and fairness (the J8 Group) who gave him a petition of over 900 names asking the government of Malawi to increase access to education.
Sande paused for a quick chat with a pupil action group for global equality and fairness (the J8 Group) who gave him a petition of over 900 names asking the government of Malawi to increase access to education.

Pupils Eilidh Naismith and Billy Davidson travelled to Malawi with ActionAid last year as Young Ambassadors for the Global Campaign for Education.

And in 2012, Hutchesons’ raised £30,000 for Glasgow charity Mary’s Meals, which funds school-based feeding programmess in Malawi.

Sande took time to speak with a pupil action group for global equality and fairness, who gave him a petition of more than 900 names asking the government of Malawi to increase access to education.

The Malawi envoy said he was delighted with the children’s commitment and agreed to present their petition to President Banda, the paper reported.

He  joked that he would be returning to the school next year to see what else they had achieved.

Geography teacher Calvin Clarke said: “The High Commissioner shares our view of the paramount importance of education.”

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