The Students Parents Association (SPA) accompanied by Deputy Mayor, Richard Banda Lilongwe-based SPA that supports education has embarked on fundraising activity to raise money for its operations.
SPA General Secretary, Leonard Liwonde mentioned in an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) that his association needs money, hence the decision to embark on fundraising.
“As parents, we realise the duty which we have in supporting the government to improve the quality of education in the country.
“For this reason, we decided to form an association where parents can share ideas on issues that hinder students to complete their education.
“However, as an association, we do not have funds to run our operations,” Liwonde said.
The target is to raise at least K10 million. That way they will be able to host their consultative meetings and other activities to be conducted in various districts including; Lilongwe, Nsanje and Chitipa.
SPA conducted a fundraising march which started from Lilongwe Community Centre Ground to Chilambula Primary School in Lilongwe.
According to Liwonde, SPA will also host a dinner and dance function to raise money for its upcoming consultative meetings.
“Very soon we will also have dinner and dance to raise funds for our upcoming activities,” he said.
SPA promotes education through donation of teaching and learning materials, first aid kits as well as rehabilitation of classroom blocks in the country.
Chilambula Primary School’s Deputy Head Teacher in Lilongwe, Violet Banda commended SPA for its initiative. Violet Banda said it contributes to the improvement of education quality in the country by addressing the challenges which students face in schools.
Richard Banda also applauded SPA for their programme. He said the courtesy is in line with the government’s objectives to improve the education sector through construction of additional schools and libraries.