A video about six Mzuzu Academy students teaching English and mathematics to their peers from a local community-based organisation (CBO) in Mzuzu has won a British Council regional award called Your World Competition.
The winners, namely Rahim Michael Sadik, Matthew Mbale, Wongani Lungu, Kike Nyirenda, Tamara Msachi and Tupochele Chatuwa were on Monday honoured during a prize presentation ceremony held at British Council offices in Lilongwe.
British Council Malawi director Reena Johl said Your World is a global schools competition which allows students to share with their colleagues around the world a picture of their lives.
“We are delighted that Mzuzu Academy won with their impressive and innovative entry that is mutually benefitting the school and community,” said Johl.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues after receiving the prizes, Sadik said they are happy to be crowned regional winners of the competition.
“The feeling is unimaginable because the video which we produced, of teaching English and mathematics to young boys and girls at Kwithu CBO, was a way of us giving back to the community while helping us to reinforce what we learn in class,” said Sadik.
The students received pictures of themselves, branded t-shirts and two certificates each (one for participation and another as regional winners).