ABE Donation feeds tummies so minds can concentrate
It has long been recognised that successful study depends on good nutrition. This was the impetus for ABE’s recent donation of Maize to five schools in Malawi.
In a ceremony held at Lilongwe Girls School on 15th December 2015, 150 bags of Maize were presented to Dr Abraham Sineta, the Education Division Manager for Central West Malawi. The maize was distributed to three schools in Lilongwe - Lilongwe Girls Secondary School, Mitundu Secondary school and Dzenza secondary school; and two in Blantyre - H.H.I secondary school and Blantyre secondary school.
Accepting the donation, Dr Sineta said, “Hungry minds do not concentrate well, so we are grateful to ABE for this much needed donation.” He was speaking in front of the students at Lilongwe Girls School, who gathered in the school hall to witness the presentation and to hear about the opportunities that an ABE business qualification presents.
"If you want to go into business then I can recommend our qualifications," Kate Winter, Director of International marketing, ABE, said. "They will give you a good grounding in business strategy and management and give you the tools you need to make a valuable contribution to a business team."
Pride Sinkala, Regional Manager for ABE southern Africa talked to the girls about becoming entrepreneurs. He said they should change their perspective so they don’t look for jobs but look to create jobs for others.
Harlod Banda, Area Manager, Malawi, confirmed that ABE’s long history in Malawi has generated thousands of top flight business people, and that the organisation has committed more resources in country to help learners enrol onto ABE qualifications. New offices in Lilongwe and Blantyre were opened in December 2015.
The Deputy Head of Lilongwe Girls Mrs Ngozo warmly thanked all the speakers and said that the donation would help the school manage its resources next term.