Malawi Red Cross Society says it will provide education bursaries to 500 vulnerable learners in primary and secondary schools in Chikwawa.
This was revealed on Wednesday when officials from Malawi Red Cross Society Chikwawa office toured beneficiary schools.
Through its four-year project on community resilience, the organisation intends to provide support to the marginalised groups, particularly those lacking education support.
Malawi Red Cross Society Chikwawa district project officer Cecilia Banda said 200 beneficiaries will come from secondary schools with the remaining from primary schools.
She said: “For the secondary school learners, we are providing them with school fees, learning materials such as pens and exercise books, sanitary wear and some underwear for girls, school shoes, uniform as well as solar lamps.”
Banda said pupils will be provided with solar lamps to enable them study at all times without being worried by persistent electricity blackouts.
On their part, Paul Thomu from Chapananga Secondary School and Cecilia Fatsani from Phwadzi Secondary School commended Red Cross Malawi for identifying them to be beneficiaries of the programme, adding it will help them to achieve their future dreams.
Chikwawa District Council chairperson Charles Chibwana commended Malaw Red Cross Society Malawi for the move and advised learners to work hard in class. n