BT Synod Breaks Ground for School of Excellence

Rev. Mbolembole (left) laying the stone Rev. Mbolembole (left) laying the stone - pic by James Chimpweya

Blantyre Synod of the CCAP has stepped up efforts in providing quality education in the country.

The Synod has just laid a foundation stone for construction of Henry Henderson School of Excellence in an effort to ensure improved education system.

The Synod’s General Secretary, Reverend Dr. Billy Gama, said on Wednesday that the school will offer 30% bursary to needy students.

“As a Church, we have corporate social responsibility to ensure that the needy who cannot afford a school of excellence are part of this school.

“This school is also going to change the face of Blantyre Synod where it is allocated because it is modern,’’ he said.

Dr. Gama said the project is estimated to cost over K1.5 billion and is expected to help change the nation for the better in terms of education.

“Since inception of Blantyre Synod in 1876 when the missionaries were planting the church, they also planted school. This means the church has also been involved in social responsibilities such as education and health.

“We really feel that we have a role to ensure the quality of education in the country. That is why we are not just calling it a secondary school but a school of excellence. We want quality education because it is only through quality education that is going to change Malawi. Remember Nelson Mandela once said that the most powerful weapon for development and change is education,” he said.

The Synod’s moderator, Reverend Masauko Mbolembole, led the laying of the foundation stone event on Wednesday.

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