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CFED launches Tiwerenge News Project

Written by  Yamikani Yapuwa
Founded CFED: Albert Sharra - Pic from the internet Founded CFED: Albert Sharra - Pic from the internet

BLANTYRE, October 25, 2017: The Chilomoni Foundation for Education and Development (CFED) on Friday launched the Tiwerenge News Project aimed at promoting a reading culture among school going students in the country.

CFED in collaboration with Nation Publications Limited is implementing the project in four schools around Chilomoni Township namely; Mulunguzi Community Day Secondary School (CDSS), Mulunguzi, Lumbira and Michiru CCAP Primary schools.

“The goal of the project is to give a chance to school going girls and boys access all types of information to enhance their knowledge through reading newspapers,” CFED’s Secretary Sarah Mlaviwa said during the launch.

She further said that apart from the Tiwerenge News Project, the foundation has also given out scholarships to six needy but deserving students at Mulunguzi and Lumbira Community Day Secondary Schools.

“We received concerns from their respective headmasters most of the students were thrown out of class because their parents and guardians could not afford their school fees,” she said.

One of the beneficiaries of the scholarships Alepha Thunyani hailed CFED for the scholarship and reading programme saying it will go a long way in helping her achieve her dreams of becoming a prominent person in society.

“My parents could not afford to pay my school fees such that most of the times I was being chased out from class.

But with this scholarship, I will attend classes without any worry and the reading programme will help me enhance my knowledge,” Thunyani said.

Founded by Albert Sharra, a journalist at Nation Publications Limited (NPL), CFED comprises of young women and men who are working in different sectors in the country.

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