In an attempt to bail out needy students at the Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi (Unima), the college’s Student Union (PSU) has organized a fundraising dinner and dance aimed to help about 295 students who are subject to withdrawal due to financial constraints.
The dinner and dance, organized in conjunction with Polytechnic Alumni, will take place this Saturday at Mount Soche Hotel.
PSU has since formed Polytechnic Body of Students Welfare Committee and Polytechnic Students Welfare Fund whose main purpose is to help and support the college’s needy students, according to PSU President Frank Msiska.
“The event is aimed at raising funds for our colleagues who are subject to withdrawal as they are unable to pay tuition fees. We have formed the committee not only to ensure transparency and accountability, but also to engage corporate entities and individuals who can be of assistance to these students,” said Msiska.
They have also opened (an independent) account with FDH Bank—Umoyo Branch 85000000284628—and the signatories are Dr. Thomson Mpinganjira, Msiska and Polytechnic’s Dean of Students’ a Mr. Ndalama.
Msiska therefore requested corporate entities to largely support their initiative not only by providing cash but also adopting some of the students until they finish their studies at the college.
Tickets are going at K15,000 each but companies have corporate tables at K200,000 each.
“We have written several corporate entities and individuals to come and be part of this good cause. We anticipate to raise about K81 million for this revolving fund.
“PSU cannot support all needy students, but with support from well wishers will be able to support some of the students,” said Msiska.
Professor Mathews Chikaonda (Guest of Honour) and Professor Grant Kululanga are among those expected to grace the event.
PSU is therefore appealing for well wishers, corporate entities and colleges former students to contribute to this good cause and can always them through Rasford Mumba—0997119719; Audry Mwala 0991388779 and Msiska on 0884778572.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :