Providence Girls triumphs in Nasfest

Fumbani Phiri

By Sam Banda Jnr

Providence Catholic Girls Secondary School from Mulanje District is this year’s National Schools Youth Arts Festival (Nasfest) winner following its success during the grand finale which was held at Kamuzu Institute for Sports in Lilongwe last Friday.

Providence, with their play Khaki Envelope, outclassed 11 other schools to come out top in the competition, which returned this year after a two-year hiatus.


The judges for the grand finale were Robert Magasa, Bright Chayachaya and Phillip Kuipa.

Soche Hill Secondary School came second underlining the strength of Southern Region schools.

Three schools occupied the third position after tying on points and these are Marymount Catholic Girls from Mzuzu, Joyce Banda Foundation from Blantyre and St Maria Goretti Secondary School from Lilongwe.


Other schools that made it to the grand finale include Kamuzu Barracks from Lilongwe, St Monica Catholic Secondary School from Mangochi, Kabwabwa from Lilongwe, Lisumbwi Secondary School from Mwanza and St Patricks from Chiradzulu.

Festival Manager Fumbani Phiri said Wednesday they were satisfied with the results although he bemoaned lack of support from the corporate world.

He said they entered into an agreement with a sponsor, who, due to other challenges, failed to honour the prizes at the eleventh hour.

“We will have a special prize presentation ceremony when we finalise everything with the sponsor and we will decorate the top three schools,” Phiri said.

There were other accolades during the competition and they include Best Story – Chronicles of Wakhuba by St Monica Girls Secondary School; Best Script – Ashes to Ashes by Marymount Girls and Best Directed Play went to Soche Hill Secondary School for their play Pedegu.

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