Chipasula Charity Trust (CCT), in partnership with Pentecostal Life University, says it is committed to supporting needy students and fighting tuberculosis (TB) through training.
In fulfillment of this purpose, the trust recently cleaned up Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa to encourage the camp dwellers in ways to prevent TB.
CCT vice-chairperson Israel Nyundo said their aim is to reach out to the less privileged to stay in school and also prevent TB.
“We recently had a story sharing at Dzaleka Camp whose activities were geared at encouraging the community to keep their areas safe and clean,” he said.
CCT is helping needy students with school fees and school uniforms, while also training them in leadership and public speaking.
In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), CCT Patron Jahebic Banda said the trust seeks to reduce school dropouts due to lack of school fees.
“I witnessed two of my students dropping out from school. When I asked, I heard she lacked school fees and the other got married. Then I convinced my students that we could act and prevent such things from happening again,” explained Banda, adding it also identified a gap in TB prevention knowledge.
The trust comprises Chipasula Secondary School students who make monthly contributions. The school administration contributes to the trust. n