Rotaract Club of Blantyre on Saturday inducted Khumbo Mhone as the new President at a fundraising dinner held at Lotus Hotel.
Mhone takes over from Thomas Nyang’wa who has been at the helm of the youth service, leadership, professional and community service organisation under Rotary International, for three years.
The fundraising dinner was aimed at mobilising resources for the construction of an eco-friendly library at Ndirande Primary School and surrounding community.
In her acceptance speech, Mhone said she understands the big role ahead to ensure the library is constructed and is willing to face the challenge.
“With the best team I have, I am sure we are going to fulfil the plan. Pupils at Ndirande deserve a very good library. As the President, I will work hard to ensure all other plans also materialise,” she said.
Ndirande Primary School Head teacher Whiskes Jeremiah, who was the Guest of Honour at the event commended the initiative saying it will help to improve the reading culture.
“Blantyre has got 62 Primary Schools and six zones. For us to be the chosen ones is something we must celebrate. The new library will help us to improve the reading skills in most of our pupils who are lazy to read. We therefore need supplementary books for comprehensions,” he said.
Apart from the Ndirande project, the Rotaracts are also constructing Eco sans toilets at Bangwe Secondary School, supporting STEKA Home and Namasimba Orphanage through food & clothing donations plus career talks, and organizing and participating in blood drives to support Malawi Blood Transfusion Services.
The Ndirande Library project is pegged at K14 million, but so far they have managed to raise K3 million.
National Bank of Malawi (NBM) and other organisations sponsored the fundraising dinner.