By Alfred Mthandizi
Foundation National coordinator, Levison Mlambya said he decided to donate various learning materials after reading reports that stated students were failing to access quality education due to inadequate materials. Mlambya said his organization decided to come into the area as one way of partnering with Government on the improvement of quality education in the country especially amongst the needy. “It’s true. We are here at Chambo Primary school where hundreds of orphans and helpless school children were receiving learning materials and Bibles free from The William Stewart Hope for the Hopeless Foundation. September 25th is the 90th birthday of its co-founder, William Stewart. We were here again to celebrate his birth day as well.” said Mlambya.
Mlambya said as part of its main objectives of bringing hope to the hopeless people of Malawi through the sharing of God’s Word by having a Bible in every home and through practical acts of charity, the foundation is also distributing Bibles for free to orphans, hopeless and other helpless people throughout the country.
According to Mlambya, so far the foundation has distributed over 200 Bibles in three schools, Bandawe Secondary School, Bandawe Girls Secondary School in Nkhata-Bay and Chisenga Community Day Secondary School in Chitipa as well as to different people from all over Malawi.
The William Stewart Hope for the Hopeless Foundation is a non-governmental organization which is registered with the Ministry of Justice and Constitution Affairs in Malawi on 1st September, 2017.
The organization was founded by William Stewart who is UK based and Levison Mlambya who comes from Ibuluma and Traditional Authority Mwenewenya in Chitipa district after being inspired by his U.K based friend William Stewart, hence the name The William Stewart Hope for the Hopeless Foundation. Mlambya said after recognizing the problems that orphans are facing in Chitipa district and many parts of Malawi, Levison Mlambya has been sourcing learning materials from well-wishers both locally and internationally to give to needy pupils. “As part of celebrating the birthday of a man who inspired me to form the foundation who is also regarded as the co-founder, William Stewart, the foundation has organized several activities in response to the day and amongst the activities was distribution of learning materials and Bibles.
Some of the learning and other materials which organization donated include; over 300 exercise books, 300 pencils, 300 ballpoint pens, soap and other materials to orphans and the helpless in Chisenga Education zone. In attendance during the function include ward councilors, Primary Education Advisor for Chisenga Education Zone, Group Village Headman Ibuluma and surrounding village heads and teachers. “The foundation will soon roll out several projects in Chitipa and other districts in Malawi that are targeting the hopeless like the orphans, elderly, disabled, those living with HIV and prisoners.” said Mlambya.
Meanwhile, the Foundation has appealed for financial and material support from well-wishers both locally and internationally for the foundation to implement its projects.