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Puma, Ninkawa give K40m for blind students

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Puma Energy Malawi and Ninkawa Transport have raised the financial support they jointly render to Hope for the Blind to K40 millon from K16 million to be used in the next four years beginning 2016.

The support, initiated in 2012, is meant to carter for school fees and upkeep allowances of 27 students with disabilities from various schools across the country.

Puma Energy Malawi managing director, Davies Lanjesi, said the 150 percent increase in funding to the organisation is due to the impressive performance of the students they support.

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“Among other things, our partnership with Hope for the Blind has seen two students being selected to pursue different programmes at Chancellor College,” said Lanjesi.

“Two others have been selected to join Teachers Training Colleges in the country with 22 others passing well in the last sitting of MSCE,” he said.

Hope for the Blind executive director, Hastings Bwande, thanked Puma and Ninkawa for the increased funding which for the first time, he said, includes an allocation for the administration of his organisation.

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Hope for the Blind supports 182 visually impaired students with school fees and upkeep across the country.

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