Nyasa Junior Academy (NJA) has partnered Blantyre City Council (BCC) and Mayor Noel Chalamanda in supporting the less fortunate pupils through the Festive Shoesday Tuesday Initiative.
Chalamanda, through the initiative, is encouraging privileged learners to donate and share with the less fortunate during this festive season.
NJA students have since donated second hand shoes to the initiative and committed to supporting the campaign throughout the festive season.
Speaking when he received the shoes, Chalamanda said the items being solicited through the campaign will go a long way in helping less fortunate learners who mostly walk barefoot.
He also encouraged young people to use their gift of life to develop themselves and become a blessing to the less privileged.
“One pair of shoes can bring a smile on someone who has nothing. One pair of shoes to someone who doesn’t have can mean a lot and bring more blessings to you for providing them with such items
“I hope have you seen your friends walking barefoot this morning. Some not only barefooted, but also in tattered clothes. So take out those old ones by donating to the needy,” said Chalamanda.
He also hailed the school’s “Go Green Campaign” aimed at promoting environmental issues within and beyond the school premises.
According to him, the Go Green initiative is complimenting the Council’s “Keep Blantyre Clean and Green” campaign, which aims at mobilizing residents to embrace cleanliness.
“Nyasa Junior Academy is more advanced in conserving the environment as they rolled out their campaign way back. We should all shoulder the responsibility of keep our city clean.
“Its heartening to see people still littering and vandalizing public facilities. We need to change our mind set for the campaign to materials,” said Chalamanda.
NJA Board Chair Rubina Hajat said they will support the Councils initiative and other activities aimed at advancing environment and cleanliness of the City.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :