The students of the Malawi Institute of Journalism [MIJ], Lilongwe campus on Saturday cheered the sick in the maternity and children wards at Maganga clinic in Salima district.
The students led by their leader Patrick Botha also swept and cleaned the area surrounding the ward.
Speaking during presentation of the items, Botha said: “We all know the pain that our mothers undergo during both pregnancy and delivery that’s why we as concerned students thought of coming here to cheer these mothers and the children.”
He further said that they will do the same to other clinics in the country.
“Our campaign doesn’t end here; we will donate to various clinics. We will make sure that we use the little money that we have on this charity programme,”he said.
The journalists-in-training distributed items which included soap, nappies, squash and toys worth K30, 000.00.They also presented a hot plate to be used in the clinic.
Ashley Mandele said they targeted a rural area where most problems are found.
”The hospital has only two nurses, no ambulance, no doctor’s house and there is drug shortage. This is really a serious problem which government should look into,” said Mandele.
After receiving the items the nurse who was on duty, Dorothy Gobede, thanked the students for the donation.