St Patrick’s Seminary students recently celebrated their patron saint’s day in style when they received a minibus worth K9.5 million from the school’s alumni.
The former students presented the bus to Bishop of Mzuzu Diocese John Ryan during St Patrick’s Day commemoration on Saturday.
Ryan thanked the members of St Patrick’s Seminary (Spatsey) Foundation for giving back to the school in Rumphi.
The foundation’s board chairperson Francis Gondwe said the donation was a symbol of appreciation for the institution to which they are highly indebted.
“Driven by our motto—it is better to give than to receive—we hope this modest gift to our brothers and children at Spatsey will alleviate numerous transport problems which they face,” he said.
The foundation’s national coordinator Isaac Cheke Ziba urged the students to embrace the spirit of giving and take good care of the mini-bus.
Spatsey head prefect Denis Mwanza thanked the foundation for not forgetting their roots.
Concurringly, the bishop said the minibus has come at the right time and it will assist students in a number of ways.
He asked learners to remain humble, perseverant, prayerful and hard-working to succeed in future.