School girls affected by floods in Nsanje and Chikwawa have appealed to government and other partners to help them with learning materials when they are donating relief items.
The girls said in separate interviews that they lost their school items in the devastating floods and fear dismal educational performance if not helped.
“Much as we appreciate the continued assistance government and various benefactors have been giving our parents in camps, they should also consider us,” pleaded 16-year-old Ndiuzayani Saze.
The Form One student at New Vision Secondary School in Nchalo, is one of the seven girls living at Tizola 1 Camp in Chikwawa.
Marina Gasteni, 14, and Fatima Hassan, 17, agreed with Saze saying their immediate requirements include notebooks, pens, textbooks and bags.
At Bangula Admarc Camp in Nsanje, a 16-year-old Form Two girl Maria Jezimani, also pleaded for support, saying she was afraid she might drop out of school if she is not helped.
Most of the items well-wishers have been donating in camps include foodstuff, plastic buckets, blankets, soap, salt and sugar.
Former Malawi Law Society honorary secretary Michael Goba Chipeta, who personally met some of the girls, pledged to facilitate mobilisation of funds to help them.
“It is pleasing to note the passion the girls have towards education. Let me urge those who can afford to pull their resources together to help them,” said the private practice lawyer.