Some students of the Polytechnic, a constituent college eof the University of Malawi, are contributing funds to assist their fellow student who is financially challenged to cover her accommodation expenses and upkeep allowance.
The student, identified as Deborah Matchowa, needs about K50 000 but the students had raised only K10 000.
According to one of the students who have contributed to the fund, Priscilla Kumbambe, the students decided to assist because they want her to proceed and succeed with her education.
“We never know what fate we might have tomorrow; we can’t have everything all the time. We have to help others so that they may also help us when we are in need. We believe that the Lord blesses the hand that giveth,” she said.
The needy student Matchowa, who is 18 and doing her first year, said: “The loans board paid my tuition fee but I have a balance of K50 000 to pay and I lack money to use for accommodation, food and transport.
“Currently, I stay in Bangwe and sometimes I miss classes since the area is far from school.”
She further thanked the Polytechnic students and everyone who had contributed to her fees so that she covers her accommodation and other necessities.
Meanwhile, a Polytechnic alumnus, Mary Mnewa has also offered her contribution for accommodation, transport and food for the girl.