Malawians in US donate books to Mzuzu University

Malawians in the United Stated of America (USA) under the New England Malawi Association (NEMA) on August 30, 2019 donated assorted children’s books to Mzuzu University as one way of instilling the reading culture among the youth.

A grouping of Malawians in US donate books to Mzuni

Speaking during the seeing off of the consignment in the USA, secretary of the association Gloria Kunje said the books were solicited from different colleges within and around the New England area including Connecticut College in New London and  PinePoint Private school in Stonington in the state of Connecticut as well as Massachusetts Instute of Technology( M.I.T) and individuals.

The books are have an estimated cost of K8.4 million.

Kunje said NEMA believes that the books, if well taken care of, will benefit youths in and around Mzuzu City and help in trying to interesting the youth into reading.

In 2015, the University library was razed down by a fire, and Kunje said the misfortunate event, ignited the idea to start soliciting books for the donation.

“The objective of the project is to keep youths out of the streets by encouraging them to spend their free time productively through reading,” she said.

Speaking after the handover ceremony at the University grounds in Mzuzu, the Vice Chancellor of the University Professor John Kalenga Saka expressed gratitude to NEMA for the timely donation.

Professor Saka advised librarians to take considerable care of the books and encouraged a reading spirit among the intended beneficiaries.

NEMA, a grouping of Malawians in and around New England area was founded in 2002 but got incorporated in 2018. It’s of existence is to unite Malawians staying in the New England area and also provide assistance to  Malawians and deserving non-Malawians in times of need and hardships.

Chairperson for NEMA Solomoni Nkhalamba said the book provision project was in its pilot phase and was expected to be expanded to other colleges around the country.

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Gift Dube
Gift Dube
1 year ago

We don’t want these books because they are in French. katundu wama laputopu akufunika or ma dolazi.

Bulutu
Bulutu
1 year ago

May be the University also acts a common Library for the public apart from being a University one. Nanga titi bwanji pamenepa?

Beyond100days
Beyond100days
1 year ago

Hello, I remember we said donate the books to Mzuzu CCAP as they are for children. How did you end up at Mzuzu University? What will Mzuzu Univer6do with children books really?

Sikuchenjera
Sikuchenjera
1 year ago
Reply to  Beyond100days

Why would the Vice Chancellor receive children books? How about you donate to CCAP? Sometimes you are better off zipping up your mouth.

Ndadabwa
Ndadabwa
1 year ago

Why donating children books to a University? I can understand if they were donated to national libraries, primary schools, but University receiving children books? Wrong donation.

Wawa
Wawa
1 year ago
Reply to  Ndadabwa

MZUNI has a children library that caters for all primary schools in the city and surrounding areas. Please contact director Gift Dube – 011265 888 32 7091 for more information.

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