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Students’ foundation cheers, donate to orphans in Blantyre

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Right Her Path, a foundation established by two final year students from the Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi, recently cheered up children at Chikondi Orphanage in Ndirande Blantyre where they also made a donation of various food items.

The founders of the organisation, Priscilla Zuze and Nerani Nthala said they decided to continue with the New Year festivities hence the donation.

“New Year festivities are over but still we know that some people did not have anything to celebrate about. This is why we decided to organise a small party for these kids here,” said Priscilla, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Communication degree.

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Nthala added that the responsibility of looking after orphans and other less privileged people in society should be a shared responsibility.

“And realising such a big problem that some orphanages face in looking after orphans, our foundation thought it wise to organise this party to cheer with these kids,” she said.

Nthala, a final year Quantity Surveying student said the foundation sourced the items from family and friends.

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“We run this organisation on self sponsorship and I and my colleague Priscilla sold some of our old clothes just to source money for the purchase of the items we donated to the orphans,” she said.

Some of the donated materials included bales of sugar, soap and clothes. They also brought along squash, biscuits, sweets and all types of snacks for the party.

Owner of the orphanage, a Mrs Mussa, paid tribute to the two undergraduate students for being kind hearted.

She said her orphanage looks after abandoned children, children with disabilities and she was thankful for the kind gesture of the two young women.

Right Her Path looks into issues of girls’ empowerment through mentoring and provision of career guidance and motivation to girls in secondary and primary schools for them to remain in school.

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