Outspoken Member of Parliament for Salima North West constituency Dr. Jessie Kabwila has commended Community Development and Children of Hope Ministries (Cadechom) for the work that the organisation is doing in the country.
Kabwila made the remarks during the 10th anniversary celebrations of the organisation in Lilongwe where she was the guest of honour.
The MP said she was impressed to see how the organization is growing amid economic challenges and she pledged to give full support.
“I am very happy to be part of this event, being my first function soon after finishing the hectic parliamentary sitting yesterday, I am greatly honoured, I have heard this organisation is facing a lot of challenges but as Jessie Kabwila, I will give them full support in every way possible,” she said.
The legislator stressed that it is very important to invest in young children who are leaders of tomorrow.
She then urged government to extend a helping hand to those initiatives if the country is to develop both economically and education wise.
In an interview, Cadechom director Pastor Steve Edwin Mkopera said he was happy that the organisation has clocked 10 years without any donor.
“We have been operating without any donor, but we thank God that we have reached this far,” he said.
He added that the aim of the organisation is not to make profits but to give hope and reaching out to orphans, widows, old people, and vulnerable children.
Mkopera also asked other well-wishers to give them support saying they don’t have permanent structures and they lack teaching materials.
Cadechom was established in March, 2006 and since then it has helped 24 secondary school students some of whom are currently doing tertiary education.