Zomba school holds cultural day fundraiser – Capital Radio Malawi
24 July, 2024

Zomba school holds cultural day fundraiser

Kingdom Builders Academy in Zomba on Friday held a fundraising cultural day in readiness for the graduation of form four students who are expected to sit for the Malawi School Certificate of Examinations next month.

The cultural day was full of displays of unique cultural values through traditional food, traditional attires, music and dances to demonstrate their value for Malawi culture.

Kingdom Builders Academy Acting Principal John Misi said the school decided to hold the fundraising cultural day to raise funds for the form four students’ graduation slated for June 18.

Misi added that the cultural day was also meant to remind the students of their cultural roots on top of instilling in them a culture of sourcing money on their own.

“We want to instill a culture of sourcing money on their own. As a school we could easily raise money for the graduation but we want a spirit of ownership to sink in the students,” he added.

The students performed chioda and gule wamkulu, among other traditional dancers and drank sweet beer (thobwa), ate nsima with indigenous vegetables to reflect cultural values.

The acting principal said the traditional values that students displayed were catalysts for achieving various life goals and enhancing social cohesion among students from different cultures.

The school’s deputy head boy Jarson Mwale said the event was ideal and relevant for the students as it provided a platform for cultural diversity and promoted a spirit of resource mobilisation.

Another student, Tamandani Bisani, hailed the school management for organising the fundraising cultural day.

“I have been watching some traditional dances from a distance. I’m happy that l literally participated in the dances and l feel good to be part of our culture,” added the form three student.

Students paid a participation fee of K500 per head and K1,500 for group participation and food was also sold to raise money for the forthcoming graduation.

Kingdom Builders Academy, which is situated at Chinamwali Township in Zomba, also organised a career talk last month to motivate students to work hard in their studies.

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