Needy students get a shot in the arm!

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   May 12, 2021
PIC: Mia handing over a symbolic meal card to Dr Sitolo Banda in the presence of a beneficiary representative
Following a plea which was made to the general public by the students’ initiative of the sponsor a meal to the needy, the Gift of the Givers Foundation have responded by sponsoring 141 students.

According to the Foundation’s Senior Manager Programs; Sherifa Mia, the students will be provided with two meals per day, which is lunch and supper for 15 days by Bupe Caterers which is equivalent to MK2Million.

During the handover ceremony which took place on May 10, 2021 Mia explained that they decided to come in and support this initiative as they aim at helping the less privileged in the education and health sector.

“We saw the plea on the social media platforms, hence we decided to assist the students after seeing that they have started this initiative on their own, we believe that this donation will help the students to concentrate on studying towards their exams,” said Mia.

Receiving the donation in form of meal cards, the Acting Dean of Students Dr Gertrude Sitolo Banda, thanked the Gift of the Givers team for coming to the rescue. She further promised the team that the process is very transparent and that only those listed as beneficiaries are the ones who will benefit from this donation.

One of the organisers, Lloyd Thalavu, also thanked the team for the timely donation, he further requested other individuals and organization to come through since there are still more students who need assistance.

One of the beneficiaries speaking on behalf of her friends, thanked the organisers and the Gift of the Givers team for coming to their rescue.

Those who are willing to contribute or assist in any way should contact Sambwita Sandfor on 0885422771 or Dr Gertrude Sitolo Banda on  0999 80 80 89.


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