Joy was the prevalent mood at Luchenza Secondary School in Thyolo on Sunday when the school’s former students handed over a K1.8 million water project.
The ex-students, under Luchenza Secondary School Alumni Association (Lussa), also presented a water pump, equipment for different sports disciplines and K660 000 to help needy students.
Lussa president Victor Katchika-Jere said the assistance was a token of appreciation to the school for shaping them to reach greater heights in life.
“The idea is to create a conducive environment for learners by ensuring that the school’s infrastructure is in good shape and needy students have enough support and do not drop out of school,” he said.
Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi chief executive officer Isabel Msolomba-Musisi, who was the guest of honour, said the gesture should be emulated by all former students of various schools in the country.
“There are thousands of capable alumni who can make a difference to their former schools but do nothing to improve their former institutions. Instead they criticise government for failing to improve things in schools,” she said
Luchenza Secondary School head teacher Lastone Chilodzeni said the school has improved in many areas, including students’ performance ever since the former students started helping the school in 2011.