Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) has embarked on an initiative for soliciting resources for the renovations and construction of education facilities across the country.
Through the initiative, the association is urging Muslims to be making a contribution of at least 50 Kwacha per month.
MAM national chair Sheikh Idrissa Muhammad said this initiative is of great importance as it aims at improving the education sector in the Muslim community hence appealing for Muslims support towards it.
”As an association, we are facing financial constraints to maintain the schools that we have. This is why we have come with this programme to ask Muslims to be making this contribution so that our education sector should be improved,” he said.
He said the money Muslims will be contributing would be used to renovate its schools that are in dilapidated state such as Zomba Islamic High School which was constructed in 1984 but up to now has never been maintained.
This development with no any scepticism will bring the spirit of ownership hence making Muslims to have responsibility of taking care of the facilities.
Muslims will be making their contribution through district committees of the umbrella body.
Sheikh Muhammad said that apart from using the funds in refurbishing schools, the association is planning to build some secondary schools across the country.
”As an association we really have a keen interest to develop the education sector,” he said.
He therefore urged Muslims to support the initiative describing it as of great significance to the Muslim community.
Reporting by Ali Blessings Idi in Zomba