Immigration department southern region women welfare donate to Mpalankhanga Special Needs Girls Secondary School

By Chisomo Phiri

Women from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services, through their Southern Region Welfare group, on Tuesday donated various items worth K6.8 million to Mpalankhanga Special Needs Girls Secondary School in Zomba.

The donated items include textbooks, notebooks, blankets, mosquito nets, sanitary pads and a 40-inch TV screen.

Speaking after the donation, spouse to the Director General of the Department, Bernadette Kalumo, said the women decided to make their contribution after learning that the school was in dire need of essential items such as literature books.

“What we have donated today is what they said they needed, we call on others to step in and assist the children,” Kalumo said.

On her part,head-teacher of the school, Sister Agness Njirayakonda, was left speechless by the kind gesture of the women as the needs at the school were overwhelming.

She said the school still needs have laboratories, a fence and library, among others.

Established in 2022, Mpalankhanga Special Needs Girls Secondary School provides education specifically for girls with hearing impairment.

Currently, the school has 48 students and plans to begin enrolling boys from the next academic year.