From streets to College of Medicine

Fellow Blantyre residents: I had the privilege to be part of the Samaritan Trust Open Day. What mesmerized me most was the good work the Trust is doing redefining the future of street children. I was overwhelmed by the story of Simon, an orphan who lost both parents early 2000. This situation pushed him into Blantyre streets to beg in order to meet his basic needs until Samaritan Trust rescued him and enrolled him at Bangwe Primary School.

Simon was selected to Robert Blake Secondary School and now, Simon is a student at College of Medicine pursuing Physiotherapy. What a moving and inspiring story of a life of a once street kid. There is also another story of Rhoda who was pushed into early employment (child labour) because of lack of parental care. Samaritan Trust rescued her from house-girl employment and enrolled her back in school. Now Rhoda is in Form 3.

My Fellow residents, Samaritan Trust is doing a very commendable work to transform the lives of underprivileged children and give them new meaning. You can be part of this success story by sponsoring a child or making a donation. For K5 000 per month, you can send a street child to primary school and K8 000 to secondary school. For K20 000 per quarter a street child can train in vocational skills. I had an opportunity to pose for a photograph with Simon, the College of Medicine student from Samaritan Trust. What a privilege!!! What a life!!!

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