Blantyre City Council (BCC) mayor Noel Chalamanda has urged pupils and other junior residents of Blantyre City to share with the less fortunate during the festive season.
The mayor has also urged young residents to use their gift of life to develop themselves and cheer the less fortunate for them to be blessed in their education pursuits and for the Creator to bless their parents with good health and prosperity.
Chalamanda said this last Friday at Hillview International Primary School in Blantyre when he launched the Festive Shoesday Tuesday Initiative in which privileged pupils are encouraged to donate shoes to less privileged learners within the city of Blantyre as one way of learning acts of generosity at an early age.
“I am sure you have all seen your friends walking barefoot when your parents drove you to school this morning, some of them clutching their school exercise books under their armpits, some with torn school shorts and dresses. The items you are going to donate will go a long way in helping these friends,” said the mayor.
Chalamanda told the pupils that their donations are all their needy age-mates in other schools need.
More than eight schools from Blantyre City have partnered BCC in undertaking the campaign and on November 24, the mayor was at SouthEnd Primary School where he received shoes intended for less privileged learners. n