Tourism promotion firm Wilderness Safaris has assisted 350 needy students in Nkhata Bay District with education bursaries.
The bursary scheme is implemented through the Children in the Wilderness programmes and has seen 16 beneficiaries from the grouping pursuing tertiary education in various colleges nationwide.
This came to light over the weekend during the launch of the Youth Environmental Stewards clubs at Chihame and Bandawe in the district.
Children in the Wilderness country manager Symon Chibaka said the organisation seeks to create a better Malawi by nurturing the youth with environmentally-friendly life skills which support them individually and as a nation.
“We have helped 350 needy students since we started our operations in the district in 2003. Some of them have graduated in their respective fields and are now productive citizens in their communities,” he said.
Nkhata Bay first grade magistrate Alexander Gomba, who was guest of honour at the event, thanked the organisation for considering the youth in its environmental programmes.
“The youth are active and deliverers. Working with them is a total guarantee to success,” he said.
Gomba pleaded with other contemporary organisations to borrow a leaf from what Children in the Wilderness is doing in reducing crime. n