By Mike Van Kamande
Unicaf University says there is need for all Malawians to come together in aid of Tropical Cyclone Freddy survivors who are traumatized having lost loved ones or properties.
Speaking on Saturday in Lilongwe when the tertiary education institution donated assorted relief items to Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) meant for Tropical Cyclone Freddy survivors Unicaf University Vice Chancellor Robert Ridley said the cyclone has affected everybody else.
“Like everyone else in Malawi Unicaf University is also affected as one of our staff in Blantyre was directly affected. As an institution operating within the community we cannot just look aside when people we live with in the community are suffering hence the donation.
“The plight of the survivors is something that is very close to us having seen personally our staff member affected. We have a personal connection with the MRCS hence channelling our little assistance through them,” Ridley said.
He said Unicaf University believes in giving back to society and this was an opportunity to show love to survivors of Tropical Cyclone Freddy.
Charity Kadunguleni a Masters degree student at Unicaf University who also volunteers with MRCS said the humanitarian values espoused by the institution should emulated by all well-wishers and organisations to relieve the plight of the survivors.
“These survivors need food every day, blankets and other basic amenities to survive. We are grateful to Unicaf for donating the high value protein food and blankets which are needed urgently,” she said.
The donated relief items included cartoons of cooking oil, bales of salt, bales of sugar, bales of Soya pieces and blankets all worth K2million