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PSU welfare gets a push

News   Hazviperi Mbizi and Chapter Banda   August 2, 2019
PIC: Ndalama receiving a dummy cheque from Kambala
The Polytechnic Students Union Welfare department on Wednesday, 31st July received a K500, 000 donation from the Polytechnic Alumni Association

The donation which was presented to the Dean of Students Luciano  Ndalama by the Chairperson of the Alumni Association Newton Kambala was initially sponsored by  an engineer alumnus ,Thom N’goma.

Speaking during the presentation, which was also supposed to be the first draw for the SMS promotion that did not take place due to a technical problem, Kambala explained that the Alumni Association will continue to assist the needy in any way they can. He also encouraged well-wishers that donations are welcome which will be treated with transparency and accountability.

“Our aim is to make sure that no student should drop out of school due to  lack of accommodation and tuition,” he said.

The Dean of Students Luciano Ndalama commended the Alumni Association for the donation, which he says, has been timely. He also pointed out that his office is facing a lot of challenges in dealing with these cases that are myriad.

“It is our wish that the public should support the SMS promotion so that at the end of the day we should be able to assist the needy students,” Ndalama said.

In his remarks the former PSU president Japhet Nthala who spearheaded this initiative during his reign, explained that this SMS promotion has been one of the fund raising activities put in place by the PSU in order to assist the needy students.

“I would like to thank the Alumni Association for the support they render to us so that we are able to run this promotion and also for the K500,000 donation through Thom N’goma which will assist some students,” Nthala added.

The first draw is expected to be conducted on a later date once the technical problems have been nullified.

 

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