A 17-year-old British student last week cycled a distance of 125.5 kilometres (km) in England to raise funds for the rehabilitation of Kapuku Junior Primary School in Nkhotakota.
Ben Holland, a student at Northampton School for Boys in England, was accompanied on the fundraiser by his father and friend, among others.
He cycled from his school campus to Malawi House in Central London where the Malawi High Commission is housed.
During the fundraiser, Holland raised £2 000 (K2 million) ahead of his trip to Malawi scheduled for July this year.
Second secretary (press and protocol) at the UK Malawi High Commission Kondwani Bell Munthali said Holland is expected to travel to Malawi with 20 other students.
He said his school has also committed £10 000 (K10 million) for the three-week voluntary project which will see the British students rehabilitating the junior primary school and providing other basic amenities.
The mission’s first secretary (finance) Peter Chilinda, who led fellow Malawians in welcoming Holland and his team at the Malawi House, hailed the teenager’s commitment to helping fellow youths in Malawi.