Deputy Minister Abida Mia, Muslim World League boost learners, the elderly
By Leo Mkhuwala
In their ongoing support of young learners and the needy, the Muslim World League has over the weekend held hands with Deputy Minister of Lands Abida Mia and distributed 550 school bags, other learning materials and Covid-19 protective materials to students at Makande Model Primary School in Chikwawa.
Smiles were also written all over the faces of the elderly of Chikwawa – Nkombezi when 2,500 bags of 10kg maize flour were distributed amongst them.
In her words of appreciation, Abida Mia who is also legislator for the area commended Muslim World League for the timely donation.
Mia said the donated items will greatly motivate the young learners to concentrate on thier studies after the long Covid-19 mandatory recess and most importantly protect them from contracting Corona Virus in the course of learning.
On the maize flour donation, the Deputy Minister said the elderly were facing many challenges in their lives and assisting them with food was key.
“The challenges of the elderly are many but food comes first and therefore this donation of maize flour is very important and highly appreciated,” Mia said.
After receiving the donation of school bags and other materials comprised of excercise books, mathematical instruments, pens, face masks and hand sanitiser, Deputy Headteacher of Makande Model Primary School, James Tchera said students at the school, which has a total enrolment of 2,265 has a majority of learners who could hardly afford a school bag due to poverty.
He however said the school was facing many problems and that the coming in of donors would help in reducing such problems that negatively affect the smooth running of teaching and learning.
According to Muslim World League Social Welfare Manager, Ahmed Diab, the organisation is conducting the exercise in different parts of Malawi.