In order to help less privilege students, the William Stewart Foundation, an organization based in Chitipa, has established a free secondary school with support from a United Kingdom based Charity Changing Lives Malawi.
According to the cofounder of the organization, Levison Mlambya who is also a secondary school teacher, the secondary school has been established to target needy and orphaned secondary school going students who cannot afford to pay fees in other schools.
The secondary school has been established to give hope and bright future to less privileged students hence the name Bright Futures Secondary School.
So far, the school has enrolled about 35 students in forms one and two. The school has also provided jobs to cooks, watchmen and six teachers with degrees and diplomas.
“We have opened a secondary school targeting the needy students who can’t afford to pay their fees in other schools. They are learning for free and are also given free food and teaching learning resources.
“We are appealing for support from well-wishers from Malawi and all over the world to support us with teaching and learning resources like desks, foodstuffs, books, pens so that we continue supporting these students,” he said.
This year the school has started with junior secondary school and next year it will be opening the senior secondary.
“We are now working on the school registration processes so that the school is duly registered with the Ministry of Education,” he said.
Mlambya added that they are targeting over 160 learners to be helped.
The school is located at Ibuluma Village, in TA Wenya in Chitipa District.