Lions Club of Blantyre has highlighted its commitment towards the improvement of education as it celebrates 56 years of existence in the country.
The revelation was made in Blantyre during an induction of five new members who have joined the existing 43 for the Blantyre Chapter.
President for the chapter, Lion Stain Singo, said they have a lot of plans with most aiming at improving education standards for some schools in the country.
He said, currently, they have raised over K6 million intended to build a girls’ hostel at Namikasi Secondary School in Blantyre rural.
“The current hostel at Namikasi has a capacity of 60 beds but it is sad to note that there are over 120 girls sharing the hostel. The plan is to erect another hostel to cater for the exceeding number.
“The construction will require about K80 million. The Lions International Club has expressed commitment to pump in 35 percent of the required money. We will contribute the remainder which is K12 million,” he said.
Other projects that are in the pipeline include construction of a clinic in Masaka in Chiradzulu District and refurbishing of some orphanage centres in Blantyre.
He said they also have plans to increase the number of beneficiaries in their school fees bursary scheme.
Other notable projects that the parent Lions Club in Malawi has done since its inception include the building of the Blantyre Youth Centre and Nyambadwe Lions Primary School.
Meanwhile, during the induction of the new members, the Blantyre Chapter has branched off a new club, Kabula Hill New Century Club.
The club is composed of 15 youthful members from Malawi College of Medicine, a constituent college of the University of Malawi.
The celebration was witnessed by outgoing Chief Executive Officer of Press Corporation, Mathews Chikaonda, who hailed the Lions for their selflessness.
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