Mulanje, Eastern Produce Malawi Limited (EPM) Tuesday donated K1 million to Mulanje Bursary Trust Fund to support vulnerable students from the district in the third term that began on April 29,2019.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, EPM’s Group Human Resources Officer, Gideon Mothisa said the gesture was one of the company’s corporate social responsibilities.
He said the company appreciates how people in the district have positively contributed to its growth, hence providing support towards various sectors of development.
This is just one way of saying thank you to communities around here for giving support in one way or the other to the company and this is not a once-off thing; we pledge continue supporting initiatives being undertaken in the district, Mothisa pledged.
Chairperson for the Bursary Trust Fund, Senior Chief Chikumbu applauded EPM for the donation, noting that it was timely as students were going into the third term of the 2018/19 academic school calendar.
She said there were a lot of vulnerable students in need of school fees especially those in national and boarding secondary schools in the district.
As you may be aware that government removed school fees for secondary schools but those in boarding schools are still facing challenges in paying boarding fees, hence your coming in to assist will ensure no one drops out of school due to issues of school fees, Chikumbu added.
The trust which seeks funds from companies and organizations working in the district was established in 2016 with the aim of reducing school drop outs by helping needy students in the district with school fees.
Source: MANA Online