Students at St Patrick’s Seminary in Rumphi on Saturday celebrated their annual day which falls on March 17 with shoulders high as they received a minibus worth K9.5 million.
Speaking when he presented the donation to Bishop of Mzuzu Diocese John Ryan at the institution, the St.Patrick’s Seminary Foundation Board Chairman Francis Nobert Gondwe said as former students, they want to assist their school in its fight against transport challenges.
“ Driven by our motto of ‘to give is better than to receive’ as per Acts chapter 20 vs 35, through this modest donation, we wish to bail-out the school from transport woes which our children and young brothers face when doing their out-reach programs like sports and study tours,”Gondwe said.
He said they received a complaint last year and felt duty bound to assist.
Ryan commended the organization for the donation , saying the school alone cannot meet the needs of the studenst.
The Bishop then advised the students to remain humble and with perseverance and stiking to prayer, saying it is the only way they can benefit more from well-wishers.
“This bus has come at the right time as it would assist students in a number of ways but I ask you to remain humble, persevere the challenges by sticking to prayer because this will help you concentrate on your studies to do well in future,” the Bishop said.
The National Cordinator for the Foundation,Isaac Cheke Ziba, advised the receipients to take good care of the mini-bus and he called on other former students to lend a helping hand saying besides a minibus donation a lot needs to be looked into.
Head boy for the current students Denis Mwanza thanked all those that made efforts to the acquisition of the mini-bus.