Wednesday, August 10News That Matters
Shadow

Ngabu Sec School Sounds SOS

Share the story

A fire that gutted part of Ngabu Secondary School earlier this month has left the institution with 50 mattresses against the enrolment of over 300 students.

The school needs about K9 million to address the challenge.

Education authorities in the district disclosed this when one of the country’s corporate organisations donated mattresses to help mitigate the problem.

The fire in question occurred on the 20th of this month. According to Primary Education Advisor for Ngabu Zone, Piason Kachingwe, the fire started in the school’s kitchen before it eventually spread to the stores’ section, where it reduced many mattresses to ashes.

“About 50 mattresses are now left against an enrolment of 320 students, forcing several of them to sleep on the hard floor”, said Kachingwe.

Moved by the students’ plight, a grouping from Chikwawa and Nsanje called Social Economic Trust is soliciting funds to aid the school.

One of the country’s corporate players – Service Touch has now responded with 25 mattresses.

Chief Consulting Officer for Service Touch Emmanuel Mulele, said after hearing about the news they thought of rendering a helping hand as one way of giving back to the community.

“The mattresses may not be enough but we are telling the students that they must work hard even though they are sleeping on the floor,” said Mulele.

Meanwhile, the Parliamentarian for the area who is also Minister of Water Development, Abida Mia, has applauded the organisation for the gesture. She has also pledged continued support to the institution.

“We are grateful for the donation however as a Parliamentarian for the area the immediate thing I can do is to renovate the kitchen”, said Mia.

The Chikwawa and Nsanje Social Economic Trust has since renewed its call for a speedy multi-stakeholder response, in alleviating the challenges the school is facing.

Related News
Free Water Connection Is For Domestic Not Commercial Use-Abida Mia

Water and Sanitation Minister Abida Mia has announced that free water connection initiative is for domestic useMia told the news Read more

Free water connection is only for distance of 24 meters from service line β€” Minister Mia

Minister of Water and Sanitation Abida Mia says the free water connections will only be applicable to a maximum distance Read more

MINISTER MEETS SRWB OVER THE MANGOCHI WATER EXTENSION PROJECT INJUNCTION

The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Abida Sidik Mia, held a meeting with the SRWB on the 18th of March, Read more

Abida Mia says flood victims need more support

Written by MFN Reporter Continued support for flood victims will greatly assist those affected during their time of need towards Read more

PRISAM calls on private schools to register with MoE for quality education provision

By Benadetta C. Mia Private schools Association of Malawi-PRISAM has called on private owned schools to register with the Ministry Read more

212 Street Kids Withdrrawn From Schools due to lack of school fees

There are fears that 212 street connected children may be withdrawn from their perspective secondary schools due to lack of Read more

MPS AND DMI IN CAPACITY-BUILDING PARTNERSHIP

The Malawi Prison Service has entered into a partnership with DMI St. John The Baptist University that will help in Read more

Kasoz Donates To Learners In Chimwala Zone

By Prince Chimwala Business man Hamid Kasoz on Monday donated pens and rulers to some learners in Chimwala Zone. Kasoz Read more


Share the story

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.