The Foundation for Community Support Services (Focus) has sourced $16 000 (about K11.5 million) from partners in the United States of America (USA) to support needy students in Karonga.
Speaking during a symbolic presentation of the money to some beneficiaries on Saturday, Focus executive director Kosam Munthali expressed concern over the withdrawal of education support by many partners in Karonga.
‘‘Despite having many students that are failing to attain tertiary education due to poverty, it is worrisome to note that many partners have withdrawn their support,” he said.
Munthali said his organisation will assist over 100 students with school fees for five years.
Karonga district education manager (DEM) Scotch Kondowe appealed to other partners in the district to assist government by emulating the example set by Focus.
He said no country in the world can develop if its citizens have low literacy levels.
He also advised the beneficiaries to aim at achieving great results in their faculties. n