Blantyre-based Namiwawa Private School pupils on Friday donated assorted items to their colleagues from Nankhufi and Madziabango Catholic primary schools in Chikwawa District.
Namiwawa school administrator Phillip Mark Kasomekera said they decided to donate to the two schools as a way of teaching pupils to embrace the spirit of sharing.
“The owner of Namiwawa Private School believes in helping needy people and she wants to instil this spirit in our pupils. It is good for children to have the spirit of sharing and reach out to their fellow children who are needy,” Kasomekera said.
He said pupils from Namiwawa first donated to Nankhufi pupils in 2012 after they sought for schools that have high numbers of needy students from Blantyre district education manager’s office.
Nankhufi head teacher Peterkins Bauleni commended the pupils for the kind gesture, saying the donated materials will ease the problems faced by pupils from his school and Madziabango.
“Most of our pupils are orphans who come from child-headed households, as such, they drop out of school because they face many problems,” said Bauleni.
The donated items include soap, clothes, sugar, writing and teaching materials.