Bunda students to raise money for underprivileged students

Lilongwe: As one way of promoting charity work in the country, Bunda Faith Based Organisation (BFBO) on Saturday organised a gospel show to raise money for assisting underprivileged students who cannot afford to pay their fees contribution at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar)-Bunda campus in Lilongwe.

The show took place at Bunda campus and targeted all groups of people within and outside the city. It brought together well-known gospel artists in and outside the city such as No Reverse fame artist Shammah Vocals from Blantyre, Great Angels Choir, Lloyd Phiri and Mr Grey.

The charges were K2000 each for advance tickets while at the door it was K2500, according to organizers.

In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) in Lilongwe, the CBO Chairperson, Shadreck Kapalamula said the money would assist needy students at the college who dropped out because they could not manage to pay the fees.

Many students in different universities and colleges in the country nowadays fail to complete their education due to financial problems, said Kapalamula.

He, therefore, said the money realised in the show would help to cover the up-keep of needy students and would bring a culture in faith based organisations to fight a common cause.

Kapalamula said BFBO wants to promote unity and togetherness of all faith based organisations on the campus and build moral and ethical conduct among students, hence the show and other activities to entertain the students’ community.

Bunda Faith Based Organization is a mother body which oversees all the faith based organizations within Bunda Campus.

The organisation was introduced last year (2017) with the aim of bringing together all Christian organizations at the campus to implement together activities like fundraising, charity and voluntary peace works on campus and beyond.

The faith based organization has been championing fund-raising activities to help underprivileged students on campus as one way of reducing the number of students withdrawing due to financial problems.

In a separate interview, Shammah Vocals confirmed to MANA about his coming to perform at the show.

Gospel lovers should come in large numbers to support and I am ready to dish out my best tracks like No Reverse and Yesu amakukhala, said the well-known Blantyre based gospel artist.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA

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