AFRICA/MALAWI - New school building built thanks to the solidarity of children

Tuesday, 12 June 2018


Lilongwe (Agenzia Fides) - The construction of a new school building in the district of Dowa has just been completed: two new classes of the Nambuma Boys primary school was officially delivered by the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) of the Archdiocese of Lalongwe. The ceremony of delivery was celebrated in recent days in the village of Nambuma in the presence of chiefs and people from the surrounding villages.
A note from the Bishops' Conference of Malawi sent to Agenzia Fides says that Fr. Francis Lekaleka, Director of the PMS of the Archdiocese of Lilongwe, urged parents to "support children in their education and in their spiritual life". Furthermore, based on the motto of Holy Childhood, "Children who help children", Fr. Francis invited the children to be generous with each other, just as other children were generous with them, in supporting the construction project of the new school building. Fr. Lekaleka thanked Archbishop Tarcisio Ziyaye, at the head of the community of Lilongwe, for having identified the Nambuma Boys primary school as one of the beneficiaries of "Holy Childhood" funds this year.
Speaking on behalf of the community, the chief of the village Malovu thanked for having "such a beautiful structure that is a blessing of God". Also the Councilor for Primary Education in the area, Ms. Chunga, who represented the Ministry of Education praised the Church for development and encouraged the PMS in their work: "This is the kind of development we expect from the Church.
As Ministry of education, we urge you to continue these projects in other schools", she said.
Father Samson Kumkumbira, parish priest of Nambuma parish, praised the PMS for the timely intervention and reccommended students and the surrounding community to take care of the structure. The project of the Pontifical Missionary Childhood Society was financed by the PMS of Malawi and Germany. (AP) (Agenzia Fides, 12/6/2018)