UTM Member of Parliament for Chikwawa West, Susan Dossi has rewarded 30 students that have been selected to various national secondary schools from her constituency with start-up package to support them in their education.
The start-up package includes luggage bags, school bags, writing materials, clothes, shoes and pocket money.
The items were handed over to the students at an event patronised by various people in the constituency including the children’s’ parents, chiefs and village headmen who felt a sense of relief as most of them could not afford to give the children the items.
Speaking at the ceremony in Chikwawa on Saturday Dossi said she is glad that there are hard-working students whose achievements are making the constituency stand out in sending students to national and district secondary schools.
"I will continue to reward these students and I see potential in them. I am sure next time I will be rewarding them when they are going to university.
"I have encouraged them especially the girls to work hard in secondary school and come out with good grades each year so that they can go to university and help to develop this constituency,” Dossi added.
A representative of the parents of the children Janet Phiri hailed the parliamentarian for the gesture adding that the children have been motivated.
“Our children are motivated, thank you Hon Dossi, we will continue to pray for you so that you can continue to do the work you are doing here in Chikwawa West. Some of us are facing financial challenges and it was going to be difficult for us to buy these things for our children,” Phiri said.
Government announced that schools should be re-opened on Monday February 22.