Alumni of Chichiri Secondary School on Sunday held a get-together at Chichiri Multipurpose Garden in Blantyre to raise funds for the restoration of the school which has fallen on hard times.
Speaking in an interview, Tamara Mwale, one of the organisers of the event, said the function was organised for alumni and their families to have fun while at the same raising funds for the renovation of the school.
“The last time we went to Chichiri Secondary School, we found it in a very bad shape. The toilets were not in a good condition, so we want to start with repairing them. Thereafter, we will deal with desks and classrooms,” Mwale said.
Robert Mdeza, another alumnus, said they were hopeful of raising enough funds for the purpose.
“We are hopeful of raising the money, even though not many alumni turned up today for the fundraising event. Some of the renovations would need between K3 million and K4 million while others would need substantially more.
“The football ground, laboratories, workshops and new equipment all need attention. All these will require a lot of money and if everything is to be in order, we would need in excess of K100 million or more, but we will do it piecemeal,” he said.
Mdeza and Mwale called on well-wishers, especially alumni of the school, to assist in the renovation and fundraising drives.
Mwale said the event was one of many that the institution has lined up for its fundraising drive.
Among other activities that took place during the event were stand-up comedies, jumping castle and a performance by Chichiri Multipurpose Garden Resident Band.
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