Proud Catholics Blantyre and Mangochi chapters over the weekend donated assorted items to Maryview school for the deaf and Mangochi prisoners respectively.
The Blantyre chapter donated assorted items worth over K600,000 to 165 students of Maryview School for the deaf, while the Mangochi chapter donated unspecified amount of items to 222 inmates in the district.
The donations to the two institutions is part of the charity activities which the group endorsed to undertake nationwide before the year ends as part of the groupings commitment towards those that are in need according to James Khoromana who led the Blantyre team to Nguludi.
“The grouping is spread across the country and each region has its own chapter. This is just one of the activities which we planned to undertake this year during one of the meetings which we had in Mangochi.
“We are happy that we have fulfilled it as planned and we are waiting for Lilongwe and Mzuzu chapters to do the same. This is part of our commitments as Catholics to reach out to the underprivileged as Jesus Christ used to do. We still have some other planned activities to fulfill for this year and I am sure we will do,” said Khoromana.
Speaking after presenting the items at Maryview School for the deaf, Khoromana said students with learning difficulties needed to be supported in their education due to the numerous challenges which they face.
“We know that they face a lot of challenges which we cannot manage to deal with, but with a little something that we had, we thought of sharing it with our dear brothers and sisters here so that we ease some of the challenges they face,” he said.
He encouraged the students to work hard in their studies so that they become productive citizens in future.
Khoromana expressed hope that items donated will go a long way in changing the lives of students at the school.
During the visit, the students were motivated by one of the group members Julie Mwase who was trained at the same school and is now working with MAP in the accounts department.
In Mangochi, the proud Catholics team cheered and prayed rosary with the prisoners which was broadcast live on Radio Maria Malawi.
The prisoners had a rare treat when Radio Maria gave them a chance to greet their friends and relatives live on radio with the airtime which Fr Joseph Kimu donated to the station to have the program broadcast live.
“We are very thankful to Radio Maria Malawi for the donation of free airtime which enabled us to have a live broadcast from the prison. We also thank Fr Kimu for donating a carton of assorted clothes to us on top of our contributions which we donated to the prisoners,” said Yacinta Machokero who led the Mangochi team to the prison.
The items donated to Maryview included cooking oil, bales of sugar, laundry soap, bags of beans, notebooks, trays of eggs, maize, flour, clothes, pens, loaves of bread, petroleum jelly, vegetables and beef among other items.
In Mangochi, the inmates received cartons of laundry soap, cartons of petroleum jelly, bales of soya pieces and clothes.
The items donated to the two institutions were mobilized from pledged and contributions from group members as well as contributions from other well-wishers from Malawi and outside the country.
Source: Malawi News Agency – MANA