Responding to lack of text books at Mzimba Secondary school, former students have engaged in a vigorous fundraising initiative to procure 260 textbooks by September 2016.
The National Chapter of the Mzimba Secondary School Alumni Association (MSSAA), meeting last week Sunday at Safari Club in Lilongwe agreed to buy 10 subject books for each of the three form streams.
“We want to compliment government efforts where the books aren’t adequate for each student. We are also aware that the new syllabus as released by the Ministry of Education this June may lead to a change in some text books. Our contributions aims to cushion the school’s budget shortfall in this important exercise,” said M’theto Lungu, the group’s spokesman and acting General Secretary.
He added the books will be donated during MSSAA’s visit to the school slated for September 2016.
Chairperson Barnett Phiri speaking after a MSSAA North Chapter meeting on Saturday called upon all Mzimba Secondary School alumni to safelessly contribute to the cause.
“Since we started around 2010, it is the same people that contribute. You may be aware that we have bought decked beds for both male and female hostels, chairs for the assembly hall, and assisted needy students in various ways, chiefly by also recognising and rewarding hard work and outstanding class performance,” he said, adding there have been four alumni visits to the school including the 2015 fifty years commemoration of the school’s existence.
Then Deputy Minister of Education Vincent Ghambi graced the event, where former headmasters starting from the first, also attended.
Phiri highlighted it was time that all ex-students from all walks of life, including those in the diaspora, contributed to the teaching and learning progress at the school.
“We cannot always wait for government alone ti do something. Whatever little we have, including in kind, will go a long way in developing our school and by extension our country. We also call upon the private community and development partner agencies to joun our efforts,” said Phiri.
To make contributions: Mzimba Secondary School Alumni Association. Standard Bank of Malawi, Acc no. 01400 2363 2100. Capital City Branch.
For more details contact Barnett Phiri (National Chairperson) on 09 99 511 790, Maynard Kawamba (Central Chapter) on 08 88 523 831, Dr. Khumbo Kalua (South and East Chapter) on 08 88 516 004, Yaz Nyirenda (North Chapter) on 09 99 938 064, and Beatrice Singini-Butao (Treasurer) on 09 99 568 103.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :