By Chisomo Phiri in Blantyre
In an effort to improve quality education in the country, a Blantyre- based youth group Open Hearts Network (OHN) on Friday donated exercise books and writing pens worth K500,000 to learners at Mwayi Primary School in Blantyre district.
Speaking after donating the items, the group’s Public Relations Officer Takondwa Velemu said the donation was part of the goals of the group which is reaching out to different people who are in need.
She said OHN members felt it very important to join hands in boosting learners at the school with the writing materials. .
“At OHN as our motto suggests, we believe that sharing is caring.
“We are here to make this donation in support of Mwana Alembe Project which aims at making a difference to learners by providing them with various materials” she said,” said Velemu.
Velemu said the grouping is into a project called’ Mwana Alembe’ which seeks to support learners in the country with different materials.
On his part, Mwayi Primary School Headmaster, Mac Lennan Kengere commended the youth group for the good gesture.
“We are very thankful for this donation.
“As teachers we are aware that many children do not have enough materials as things are now expensive such that many parents are finding it hard to provide these writing materials to their children.
“We do not take this for granted because the donated materials will make a difference,” kengere said.
Meanwhile, the grouping is calling on other stakeholders to join hands with it so as it can reach out to many beneficiaries.
The donation was made possible with generous support from members of the group.