One of the philanthropists in the country, Lewis Kamundi who is also Executive Director of Malawi Youth Dream (MYD) has underscored the need for the country to strive at efforts that would alleviate the burden of the underprivileged people in the country.
He said when the vulnerable are rehabilitated or empowered, their human solidarity is strengthened, they are able to fend for themselves, get decent education and find jobs and above all, instead of being a burden to society they will be a blessing to their families, communities and the nation.
Kamundi said this in an interview with Nyasa Times after sourcing 56 pairs of clutches worth about K1.8 million from various organizations in the United Kingdom under the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP-UK) Wing . He is a member of DPP-UK wing
The clutches were donated to Kachere Rehabilitation Centre in Blantyre.
He said he is very passionate about issues concerning people in general especially the plight of fellow Malawians that are suffering, underprivileged or disadvantaged, hence the idea to fly overseas to
ask for an assistance.
“Driven by the statement the country’s President utters daily; that we must unite and work together to create a better and sustainable Malawi for our children and generations to come, I thought I should target our brothers and sisters who are staying in the Diaspora. Hence, reached at this far,” explained Kamundi who has various bursaries for the needy pupils in Mangochi, Mulanje and Balaka.
He, however, asked people in the country to partner and support the needy regardless of the status quo if we are to better lives of the underprivileged.
Organizing Secretary for DPP, Richard Makondi commended Kamundi for sourcing the resources and thinking to donate to Kachere Rehabilitation Centre, stressing the centre is facing critical challenges.
Speaking when receiving the clutches, Head of Gym Department for Kachere Rehabilitation Centre, Issac Chapweteka was over the moon for the donation, saying it came at a time management were brainstorming what to do as the previous clutches ceased working due to longevity.