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EDUFUND Cycles for MUBAS needy students

News   Joseph Ulemu   September 6, 2021
PIC: Cyclists after they arrived at UNIMA
Members of EduFund in conjunction with its partners and interested individuals, organized a cycling fundraiser to raise money amounting to K37 million for 75 students who are on the verge of withdrawal from the university on financial grounds.

The event took place on September,4th 2021 where the starting point was from MUBAS campus in Blantyre to University of Malawi (UNIMA) in Zomba

The students are those who reserved their places during 2020/2021 academic year because they did not pay or square up their outstanding fees balances.

Speaking during an after-exercise meeting, held in Great Hall at UNIMA, the director and Co-founder of Edufund, Isaac Ngwata, said it is very sad to see youthful and intelligent minds being withdrawn from university corridors on financial grounds. 

He added that ironically the country is still in desperate need of educated youths to develop it but unfortunately the very youth are being denied of education.

“It is very unfortunate that some university students are home and others about to go for good for they failed to square up fees balances or do not have accommodation to continue with their studies. Nelson Mandela once said ‘Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world’. Similarly, Emperor Haile Selassie said ‘The hope of any nation lies in the proper education of its youths’. This means if the youths who account for a large percent of the country’s population are educated, our country will develop. This is why we embarked on this cause” said Ngwata.

Ngwata thanked Blantyre Cycling crew, Old Mutual, Ethco, Universal Industry, ESCOM, Content Technology and various individuals who partnered with Edufund and participated in the exercise to help achieve the objective of the cause.

Assistant Registrar Admin at MUBAS, Martin Matululu, admitted that there are serious challenges students are confronted with not only at MUBAS but also in other public universities. He lauded Edufund and its partners for the impressive job well done.

“Students are indeed grappling with many challenges. What Edufund has done is just part of solving the problem. Another challenge, apart from tuition issues, is that other students are not accommodated on campus such that they have to find accommodation outside campus which is quite expensive. Said Matululu 

In his remarks, President for MUBAS Students’ Union, Franklin Kadewere, expressed his appreciation for the action taken by Edufund, saying the rescue is timely.

Meanwhile, Edufund director asks all well-wishers to make their donations for the cause to; Edufund, Account Number: 1005531175, Branch: Chichiri Shopping Mall, National Bank.

 


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