Forum for Women Accountants in Malawi (Fowama) has asked on people in the country to play their social responsibility role by donating basic necessities to those in need.
Speaking in Kasungu on Saturday after handing over assorted items worth K4 million to Chilanga Inclusive School for the Blind, Fowama president Akonda Supuni Yakobe said as accountants, they are also obliged to support the children by sharing with them basic necessities such as food items and teaching and learning resources.
“When we heard that Chilanga School for the Blind is in need of food stuffs as well as teaching and learning materials, we were compelled to buy some of the necessities to come and see these children because they need us to support them,” she said.
Supuni Yakobe said Fowama is geared to move forward in helping those who are lacking in the society through provision of basic needs, mentorship and coaching for women empowerment.
The school’s head teacher Chiko Kamphandira said the school is usually affected by the lack of food, teaching and learning resources and that most of the infrastructures and furniture are old.
He thanked Fowama for the donation, saying it will go a long way in alleviating some of the challenges faced at the school.
Said Kamphandira: “The support has come in time when we have been in problems. This is the third week of the term and we still have 12 weeks to finish this term. We are so thankful.”
He appealed to other well-wishers to work with Kasungu District Council to support children at Chilanga School for the Blind.
Some of the items donated were bags of rice, maize, sugar, cooking oil, soya pieces, salt, teaching and learning materials for the blind.
The school was established in 1954 and it was the first school for the blind in the country.
This year, the school has enrolled 12 blind children.