The Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) celebrated the country’s 52 years Independence anniversary on Wednesday by donating assorted winter clothes to patients at the Dream Centre in Blantyre and communities from villages surrounding its Chilangoma Teachers Training College in the area of Senior Chief Kuntaja in Blantyre.
Over 1000 people benefited from the donation valued at over K1 million.
DAPP Assistant Administration Officer Cedric Masikamu said each year the organisation donates to the communities in appreciation of the cordial relationship that exist between the two.
Masikamu said however, this year the organisation thought it wise to do it in a unique way by also reaching out to the elderly in the villages and patients at the Dream Centre as they celebrate the day.
“This year, most of the beneficiaries are the less privileged who had no warm clothes,” said Masikamu.
In his remarks, Senior Chief Kuntaja thanked the organisation for the donation saying it will go a long way in ensuring that the elderly in his area are kept warm thereby preventing diseases such as pneumonia.
Maureen Lwanda Assistant Coordinator for Dream Centre Blantyre said about 5100 patients receive treatment from the centre most of which are the less privileged.
She hailed DAPP for the donation saying it will go a long way in ensuring that the patients are kept warm.