Namiwawa Private School in Blantyre on Friday got a timely boost in its pursuit to protect underprivileged learners around Blantyre from Covid-19 with 600 face masks courtesy of Smile Life Insurance Company.
The school is currently mobilizing resources for Nankhufi Primary School, a sister school it adopted over a decade ago in the Madziabango Zone on the outskirts of the city.
Speaking at the handover ceremony held at the school, Smile Life Insurance business development manager Cecelia Muss said they were impressed with Namiwawa’s drive to curb the spread of Covid-19, a pandemic cha t has caused tremendous devastation across the globe.
She said: “As a company, our operations, just like many other players in the industry, might have been affected by the pandemic but that could not stop us from giving the school some lit the push towards realizing their set noble cause.
“it was just the right thing to do.” School administrator Phillip-Marc Kasomekera thanked the firm for the gesture, adding that the idea to help the less privileged emanated from the students themselves and is well supported by their respective parents and guardians.
Among others, Kasomekera said Nam iwawa Private School helps Nankhu fi learners with clothing, books, and reusable sanitary pads for senior primary school learners.
The school also distributes second hand clothes to children within their vicinity.
Speaking earlier, school head girl Princess M’bawa said the initiative has added meaning to life among her fellow learner