US-based Malawians fundraise for schools


A group of Malawians based in USA and Canada have raised money that will go towards schools ravaged by the floods in Nsanje.

The coalition, dubbed the North American Malawi Flood Relief Effort (Namfre), on Saturday donated textbooks, sports kits, flip charts, global maps and other learning and teaching materials worth K2 million at Thangazi 1 Primary School in Bangula, Nsanje.

Speaking when he handed over the materials, Namfre representative, Washington Chimuzu, said they decided to raise funds towards the relocated school after noticing that education standards at the schools were compromised.


“I am deeply touched by the resilience of the pupils. They are able to sit in tents and take lessons against an atmospheric temperature of 39 degrees celsius here at Bangula. To compound it further, the schools don’t have enough materials. As Namfre, we sounded the SOS and fundraised for this school,” said Chimuzu.

Nsanje District



Education Office was represented by the Primary School Education Advisor (PEA) for Mlonda Zone Starzio Kaumphawi who expressed gratitude to Namfre for coming to the rescue of the school.

“We lack a lot of basic materials here. It’s encouraging that fellow Malawians in the USA are able to see the plight of the pupils at the schools that were badly affected by the floods and got relocated. Can other well-wishers emulate this example and give a hand. Government alone cannot do it,” said Kaumphawi.

Namfre is supported by the registered organisations across North America such as Malawians in Texas (Mito), Malawi Washington Association (MWA), Malawi Washington Foundation (MWF), New England Malawi Association, and Malawi Community USA (Macusa).

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