HHI Secondary School in Blantyre yesterday received a cheque donation from its alumni worth K1 million(US$2 500).
Speaking at the cheque presentation ceremony, board chairperson for the HHI alumni, Stain Singo said the donation was made in recognition of the role the school played in moulding them into useful citizens.
Said Singo: “This institution has contributed a lot towards education in the country and we are doing this in recognition of the role it has played in grooming us into what we are today.”
Singo then pledged the alumni’s unceasing support to the school.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the institution, CCAP Blantyre Synod general secretary Reverend Alex Maulana said the money will greatly assist the school as it endeavours to develop dilapidated infrastructure.
He then asked the school authorities to use the donation for its intended purposes.
“The donation is intended for the purchase of books and other teaching materials. I, therefore, ask the authorities to use it as intended,” he said.
The 104-year-old school, which enrols 600 students, is currently experiencing acute shortage of hostels, desks and textbooks.