Innobuild Private Limited has unveiled a K3 million worth tuition scholarship for 50 needy students at Dzenza Secondary School in Lilongwe.
The scholarship will be offered based on academic performance and the behaviour of beneficiaries.
Innobuild chief executive officer Billy Chiwotha said the scholarship is one of the company’s obligations to support the community.
He said: “We initially wanted to help one student, but after research, we realised there are many students in need of help.
“This term, the school administration sent about 50 students home for failing to pay fees and we roped them into our four-year scholarship programme.”
The school’s head teacher Kinly Chavula hailed Innobuild for supporting needy students, saying as a national secondary school, many students are selected from rural areas.
“No head teacher will be happy to see students dropping out due to lack of fees,” he said.
A beneficiary, Sellina Gilbert said the scholarship will motivate her to work hard.
“I will try my best to achieve my goals so I can help my poor family in future,” she said.
Innobuild is also supporting 14 needy students with tuition fees from seven districts where the company operates, namely Blantyre, Zomba, Mangochi, Mzimba, Kasungu, Mangochi and Salima.