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Thursday, 30 November 2017 12:40

BCC urges orphans to work hard in school

Written by  Thumbiko Nyirongo

Blantyre, November 30, 2017: Blantyre City Council (BCC) has urged orphans in the district to work extra hard in school for them to live their dream in the future.

BCC Assistant Director of Health and Social Services, Alijeao Nyemera Nkhonjera made the call Wednesday during the official opening of Tinkerbell Community Based Organization (CBO) in Chigumula Township in Blantyre.

Nkhonjera said that orphanhood should not be used as an excuse for not putting much effort in school.

“I am encouraging all orphans to work extra hard in their studies so that they should live independent life and secure descent jobs in future. We should not use orphanhood as an excuse to drop out of school,” advised Nkhonjera.

Nkhonjera commended Tinkerbell CBO for coming in to support orphans and less privileged children by providing them with school fees and learning materials.

She then called upon other stakeholders to come forward and assist BCC by supporting orphans and other vulnerable children.

Chairperson for Tinkerbell CBO, Khadija Mwawa, said the CBO which started in 2017 provided assistance to over 30 orphans and other children around Chigumula Township in the district.

“We have over 30 orphans and children from the less privileged families in our custody. We assist them by providing them with free primary education and giving them all learning materials such as books and food,” said Mwawa.

Ruth Mkuzi, a standard eight pupil hailed the CBO, saying she now sees a bright future because of support from the CBO.

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