Ndipo said this during the commemorations of St Pratricks Day at the St Patricks International Academy in Blantyre. The Mayor observed that there are many underprivileged children in public schools in Blantyre City; hence he said any donation to the schools would go a long way in alleviating the suffering of needy children who endure various difficulties that hinder their education.
“You know that there are many underprivileged children in Blantyre City. There are many needy learners in public schools. The things that you stopped using and packed can be very useful and beneficial to these needy pupils and students,” said Ndipo.
He however commended St Patricks International Academy for accepting the challenges and responsibilities that come with teaching students from different cultural backgrounds across the world.
“We are blessed as Blantyre City to have great schools like St Patricks International Academy. This gives us the pride and hope that together, we are raising responsible citizens from this early age. Citizens who are ready and willing to help their friends,” he added.
Speaking earlier during the commemorations, Charity Nkosi who is administrator at St Patrick’s International Academy gave overview of the institution.
“This is a very special day to us, we are proud to be the only Irish School in Malawi. Today, as one way of cerebrating St Patricks Day, we had big walk in Blantyre as an institution, we had sporting activities, among others,” she said.
St Patricks International Academy was founded in 1991 in Malawi, and it is the only Irish school in the country.