Learners from Sapitwa International Schools on Wednesday (16th February, 2022) donated assorted relief items to people affected by Tropical Storm ANA.
Speaking at Capital Hill, Lilongwe during the handover ceremony of the items, Ammara Nathoo, a representative of the learners; said the donation which includes salt, soap, sugar, blankets, soya pieces and assorted clothes and shoes are meant to help rebuild the lives of the people affected by ANA.
“We express our gratitude to the school management for encouraging us to do this noble duty,” said Nathoo.
The Schools’ Director Mohamed Alfathe Sama said the school management encouraged the learners to willingly donate to people affected by ANA as one way of teaching them to grow up with the spirit of helping others in times of need.
In his remarks, Director of Disaster Response and Recovery Rev. Moses Chimphepo said the donation will go a long way in assisting the affected people and expressed his gratitude for the students’ noble cause.
“The President declared a state of disaster and made an appeal to all well-wishers to donate in support of efforts government is putting forward to assist the affected.
“For some of us who have visited the affected areas, there are people living in camps and are in need of food and various relief items. They are living in difficult situations. Let me assure you that the department will immediately dispatch these donated items to the affected areas for distribution,” said Chimphepo.