Poly BAC students donate to flood victims

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   April 5, 2019
PIC: One of the students donates a blanket to a victim
Third year Bachelor of Accountancy (BAC) students of The Polytechnic has reached out to 44 families affected by the recent floods that hit most parts of the country.

BAC students made the donation on Sunday  at Magombo Camp  in  senior chief Nkanda  village in Mulanje district. The donated items included buckets, sugar, washing and bathing soap just to mention a few. 

Speaking at the event the patron of the team who is also a lecturer of Law  under faculty of commerce  George Kaliwo  said that it is good for students to play a role in corporate social responsibility by giving a helping hand to the needy in times of difficulties such as disasters.

"As students ,their responsibility is more wider than contributing to the corporate world when they graduate or being in class all the time but also to take part in giving social and economic contribution to the community including being of help during disasters.

‘’ I came up with the idea and the students showed an interest  and they picked it up, remember this is our country and serving  our communities   means coming to their rescue with a little or more we have in any difficult times ,‘’ said Kaliwo.

Hollen Kamanga, was part of the task force team and the  organizer of the whole program complimented the idea and gave it an effort  of bringing  the students together despite that they are on holiday .

Kamanga commended the job and appealed to other students from other colleges to borrow a leaf and do whatever they can to help their societies . 

 ‘’ its been  a challenging journey but together  we have achieved our objectives . We as students are the future of this country and we cannot have the significant future if our mothers and fathers who are the roots of ourselves  are in desperation and great need of help. 

"We have to come in and  save the community whenever and wherever we can and our dream goes even far  so that we may be working together  for charity activities even after graduating, "he said. 

Senior Group Village Headman Mkanda is one of the beneficiaries  and commended the BAC Poly Students for the relief items. SGVH Mkanda said the items received will improve their livelihood in the camp as they starting all over again on life after losing their belongings including houses to the floods.

Items donated included Sugar,  Salt, Plastic buckets, Soap and Clothes. 

The Bachelor of Accountancy  ( weekend students) have earlier also  contributed to different social economic activities in the society as part of their memorable school time and great unity  through their  vibrant welfare team that make sure there are available funds sourced from  within themselves .

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