Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS) has been included among the six public universities in Malawi to benefit from a generous donation aimed at supporting financially disadvantaged students by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Malawi, Dr Lazarus Chakwera. During a ceremony that happened on 14th June 2023 at Kamuzu Palace, the President presented a donation of K120 million, with each university receiving K20 million. The funds will be allocated to support 427 needy students by covering tuition fees, accommodation and daily expenses. The donation was made possible through the Presidential Charity Initiative, an ongoing endeavor that seeks to provide assistance to deserving students. The president highlighted the importance of providing assistance to these students, recognizing that it offers them a solid foundation as they embark on their journey towards self-actualization.
President Chakwera acknowledged, however, that the initiative alone cannot cater to the needs of all deserving students. Therefore, he urged public universities to develop their own initiatives to raise funds and support financially disadvantaged learners.
Notably, Minister of Education, Madalitso Kambauwa Wirima, commended the Presidential Charity Initiative for its benevolent gesture, emphasizing its significant contribution to human capital development, in line with the objectives outlined in the Malawi 2063 agenda.
KUHeS extends its sincere appreciation to the Presidential Charity Initiative for its generosity and commitment to empowering financially disadvantaged students. The university remains dedicated to its mission of fostering academic excellence and ensuring equal opportunities for all students, regardless of their financial circumstances.