Mount Sinai International School on Wednesday donated assorted pet food worth K800 000 to Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals.
The items included dog food, cat food, pet beds, pet toys and pet blankets.
The Society relies on donations as they are a non-profit organisation that takes care of stray dogs and cats at their shelters in Lilongwe and Blantyre.
Mount Sinai International School director Dalitso Mvula said the donation was meant to encourage learners to be kind to both humans and animals.
“We want to be sure that we are building a whole child not only academically, but also help them grow in other areas morally and spiritually.
“We want learners to have integrity, good manners and good virtues. We want them to be involved in acts of kindness; hence, this donation,” she said.
Mvula thanked a team of three teachers comprising Helene Waters, Wendy Mvuma and Lonnie Chiwasa Ali for mobilising resources and corporate partners such as Sana Mega, Blockbusters and Pound Stretcher.
Waters said October was designated as a month of kindness at the school and they decided to do charity work by donating to the organisation.
“They [the Society]house abandoned and rescued cats and dogs. These animals are treated for worms, malnutrition and dehydration and, when they are well enough, are put up for adoption to families who are required to pay an adoption fee,” she said.
The Society’s veterinary manager Tino Razemba thanked Mount Sinai for the donation, saying it will go a long way to improve the welfare of animals at their shelter.