Danish students cycle for charity


Eleven Danish students last week completed 412 kilometres of cycling from Liwonde, Machinga to Cape Mclear, Mangochi, then Dowa to Mzimba district, to raise funds for poor students at Mzimba Secondary school.
The eleven Danes, who cycled for one week under the banner ‘Malawi on wheels’, were led by their teacher Simon Stagis from Silkeborg High School in Denmark.
Stagis said they work hand in hand with different organizations to raise funds for needy families. He said in Malawi, they have raised funds through Dan ChurchAid.
Stagis further said that they visited Malawi to appreciate the level of poverty among the poorest, hoping to raise awareness on the challenges of developing countries such as Malawi and popularise the stories when they go back.
“We are good at fundraising in Denmark and our trip to Malawi was important because we will get the real stories that can help us fundraise and donate to Mzimba Secondary School to support the students,” he said. According to Dan ChurchAid Communication and Relations Officer Francis Botha, the students will remain in Malawi for some days.
Mzimba Secondary School head teacher Zimulange Mhango thanked the students for taking the challenge to cycle on a hilly topography for the first time in their lives to serve poor students at Mzimba.
“I believe this trip will influence many sponsors to consider reaching out to us with support to help these students move out of poverty,” Said Mhango.
Last year, four girls from Silkeborg High School also cycled from Nsanje to Blantyre, raising funds for poor Malawians through Churches Action in Relief and Development (Card).

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