Ntcheu District Hospital’s under-five ward in charge, Patricia Chiumia has advised students to learn to assist the needy and underprivileged.
Chiumia said this last Sunday when members of Malawi Adventist University’s Prayer Band donated assorted groceries wealth over MK8,000 to 21 patients and guardians in the hospital’s under five ward.
The ward in charge further said what the students did is something worth emulating.
Chiumia said “Malawi can be a better place to live in if her people can follow this gesture.”
Speaking on behalf of his friends, deputy chairperson of the group, Mulilima Chalamba, concurred with Chiumia saying by presenting the items; it does not mean that they have a lot to spare.
Chalamba said “these goods were sourced from fellow students. Some were giving us money, others soap and sugar. However, this does not mean that we don’t need these groceries but we want to tell people out there that especially students that they have a role to play as citizens of this country. ”
One of the beneficiaries, Elizabeth Songeya, who received a packet of sugar and four tablets of soap, commend the group and asked it to do same to others.
Songeya said “we appreciate your presence and whatever you have done to us. Know that your presence here is enough to make us happy. Personally, she added, “I have learnt that to help someone does not require you to have plenty.”
During the ceremony, 21 patients received at least a packet of sugar and four tablets of u-fresh soap.