Malawi: Marist Brothers, MRCS Donate Relief Items to Mayaka CDSS Students

Marist Brothers in Malawi, in partnership with the Malawi Red Cross Society, last Friday donated food and non-food supplies to over 500 students from Mayaka Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Zomba.

Misean Cara, a mission support organisation from Ireland, and MRCS partners provided over K18 million towards the procurement of the donated supplies, which included sugar, soya pieces, blankets, cooking oil, flour, salt, hygiene kits for girls, as well as clothes and blankets.

Misean Cara is supporting Marist Brothers in Malawi with financial resources for the implementation of a bursary scheme, which is targeting 15, 000 underprivileged students in seven schools in Balaka, Zomba, Dedza, Salima and Lilongwe.

Speaking after presenting the relief items, Marist Brothers in Malawi Finance and Administration Manager, Brother Daniel Banda, said the donation was aimed at assisting learners and mother groups to recover from the effects of Tropical Cyclone Freddy, which hit the area in March 2023.

Banda said they expect that the joint efforts will provide the learners with the much-needed relief to enable them overcome the challenges they faced and continue their education.

“Education is a necessity these days, so we train boys and girls to be good citizens in the country. Through this, we can develop as a country, and for that reason, we sought support from our brothers in Ireland,” said Banda.

Communications and Resource Mobilisation Specialist Felix Washon commended the Marist Brothers for their support and urged learners, parents, and guardians not to sell the donated items.