The Rotary Club of Limbe in partnership with Rotary Club of Berkhamsted Bulbourne of United Kingdom last week donated K2 million worth of solar lamps to Yamikani Orphanage in Bangwe, Township Blantyre.
The lamps will help learners at the orphanage to study even when there is blackout.
In his speech, the club’s president Mohamed Tayub said the donation was in response to the institution’s power challenge as a result blackouts.
He said: “We know Malawi is facing the problem of power outages and government is trying all it can to salvage the problem.
“As Rotarians, and tasked with the responsibility of helping the underprivileged, we seized the opportunity to help learners at the institution.”
Tayub said due to power blackouts, the charity has set plans to donate over 300 solar lamps to institutions facing similar challenges.
He said their aim is to contribute to quality education as one way of helping poor families improve their welfare.
Speaking after receiving the lamps, director of the institution, Shaheena Omar, said the donation will ensure that students read at their convenient time even when there is no power.
She appealed to other organisations to emulate the gesture. n