Students at Chipala Community Day Secondary in Tradition Authorities Malenga and Kalumo in Ntchisi can now study at night after Creative Centre for Community Mobilisation (CRECCOM) gave them solar lamps.
Most students come from homes without electricity, being a typical rural area.
Form Two student Kingsley Dickson said his home has no electricity and he found studying at night difficult.
“We use kerosene lamps to light our reopen. homes and most times we don’t use them because we cannot afford fuel,” he said.
Mambambeya Tamandani, is another student who is in Form Three and he received the solar lamp.
“In the previous term I came second in end of term examination. This was an improvement from position eight. I thank CRECCOM for the lamps,” he said.
The students now believe that they pass with flying colours in Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) when schools
Isaac Mbukwa,19, is in Form Four at Nkhangwa
Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Chitipa, but he nearly quit school.
Business people who go to Tanzania inspired him to join their trade. They said there was no hope in school. Moreso learning at a CDSS.
Their words rang bell in his head because he was from a poor family that needed urgent help. So, for him, business was the only venture that could give him quick finances to support his family.
Mbukwa said: “I was born in a family of seven children. All my elder brothers and a sister dropped out of primary school and got married. I was looking forward to dropping out of school any time when I learnt about unpredictable university opportunities that were available for students from rural CDSSs.”