Reaching out to Girl-child
The students are; Towera Ngwira and Patricia Chimtenga studying Environmental Health plus Gertrude Thombozi and Hozanna Mapale studying Marketing.
In an interview with one of the organisers, Patricia Chimtenga said they thought of helping the girls as part of giving back to the community that has been nurturing them.
Chimtenga further pointed out that they decided to bail out their fellow females after being notified challenges they are facing.
“As ladies, we know how painful it is for one not to have necessities such as clothes, soap, Sanitary Pads, food and other basics. For this reason, we gave them some of the basics that the group could manage. The items include; soap, clothes and sanitary pads,” she said.
She added that the group also shared their experiences with the girls and encouraged them to work hard in everything they do.
A social worker at the Good Samaritan, Chelsea Mangulama thanked the students for a good gesture that they showed and urged well-wishers to follow suit.
Mangulama further said the initiative has helped and inspired the girls to practice better menstrual hygiene routines in their day to day life.
Dyness Phiri who is doing Tailoring and Designing at the organisation, hailed The Polytechnic students for the initiative as it is has helped her to strive for excellence in everything what she is doing.
The Good Samaritan Trust is non-governmental organisation that takes care of street children and impart them with various vocational skills that will lead to self-reliance among them.