Lilongwe: Likuni Girl’s Secondary School (LGSS) alumni says they are committed to promote education and welfare activities as one way of encouraging citizens to love, take care of elderly people and keep girls in schools across Malawi.
The alumni said this after cheering a former and retired boarding mistress for the school Trintance Kwanukhatonde with assorted items at Kawale 1 in Lilongwe.
LGSS alumni representative Rosemary Mandevu said former student from the school have come together in resources mobilization to help the needy and the elderly.
We are targeting the elderly because of different challenges that they face. Most of them are left with the responsibility to look after orphans while some are too old to look after themselves, said Mandevu who is working with Ministry of Industry and Trade as an assistant accountant.
On the visit to their former boarding mistress, Mandevu said they mobilized themselves to honour Kwanukatonde for the huge role she played during their school days.
The former students donated assorted items that included sugar, cooking oil, five kilograms of rice, laundry soap and kitchen utensils worth MK80 000 in total.
The former boarding mistress thanked the ex-students for their support and initiative in helping others.
Apart from helping the needy, the group is also planning to visit various secondary schools across the country to inspire and encourage girls to work hard in school, according to Mandevu.
Currently, the grouping has 126 members as former students at Likuni Girl’s Secondary School between 1986 and 1994.
Source: Malawi News Agency MANA