Savings and Credit Cooperative (Sacco) women on Saturday visited
Ekwendeni School for the visually impaired in Mzimba and donated assorted items worth K500 000.
The women operate underthe banner Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN).
Speaking at the handover ceremony in Ekwendeni, GWLN Malawi Sister Society chairperson Triza Magareta said they are aware of the challenges the school is facing to educate the visually impaired.
She said as such, it is important that they should be in the forefront using their network to reach out to the under-privileged.
The gifts included cooking oil, maize, sanitary pads, soap and sugar.
“Each year, we do charity work because we believe it is important to share with the less privileged,” said Magreta.
The school’s head teacher Jean Kayira said the donation would minimise some of the challenges the institution faces.
“We get K450 000 per month from government for the school’s operations but it is not enough to meet the needs of the school,” she said, adding that the school has 55 learners.
Church of Central African Presbetyrian Livingstonia Synod education secretary the Reverend Vincent Kaluba welcomed the support.
He said their motto is to provide education to all children regardless of their physical challenges.