Youth Congress ups secondary school bursaries to 11, appeals for help

Youth Congress, a local non-profit making organization that was initiated by the country’s university graduates that are not yet employed, says it has raised the number of learners it will pay tuition fees for from four last year to eleven this year.

Banda: We’ve increased bursaries

Wezzie Banda, the organization’s spokesperson, said their focus was to help brilliant secondary school students but who have financial challenges to remain in school.

Banda observed that poverty and a nose-diving economy was making it impossible for young men and women to stay in school.

“That is why we thought of coming together to do something about it. We’re currently funding the eleven students from our own pockets,” said Banda.

According to Banda, they are supporting 4 learners in the central and northern regions and 3 in the southern region.

She said all the learners are in community day secondary schools for the reason that they cannot afford to fund boarders as at now.

Banda appealed to all well-wishers that were willing to support the cause either in cash or kind to come forth.

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