By Franco Mwachande Jnr
Silver Child Relief (SCR), a northern region based non-profit-making organization has pledged to financially empower vulnerable youths around the region.
The pledges were made last weekend by the group’s Executive Director, James Kawonga during the SCR’s annual general meeting at Mzuzu Technical College.
The annual seminar was aimed at implementing the organization’s newly designed operations and also to display its running project called “Put Smile on a Child.”
In a post event interview, Kawonga said despite facing challenges, it was the wish of his organization to see to it that even vulnerable children enjoyed their right to access basic education.
“Though we are facing various hiccups, but we have managed to reach 36 children out of this project and provided some basic needs like soap and writing materials to these beneficiaries.” He revealed.
During the event, it was also revealed that SCR targets to bail out 420 beneficiaries by the end of the campaign.
Meanwhile, SCR has appointed its board chairperson, Joyce Nyasulu. In her acceptance speech, she commended the youth group for the unique initiative of uplifting the status quo of various communities.
“It’s imperative for the youths to develop innovative ideas and show their right and responsibility towards helping less privileged citizens like children and others who require some help.” She praised.
Silver Child Relief, which started its operations in 2016, is composed of 10 students from various tertiary schools nationalwide.
Its initiative, Put a Smile on Child, is currently being run in Zolozolo, and Chamalaza areas in Mzuzu city.