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Balaka Secondary School Alumni Plant 350 Trees

Alarmed by the school's use of firewood not electricity, a class of 1992-1996 have moved in to preserve and replenish their former school by planting 350 trees at Balaka Secondary School.

The team representative Patrick Baruch, says the school used to cook using electricity during their time and were shocked to see a lot of trees have been cut at the institution for cooking which prompted them to replenish the campus grounds.

"We have been hearing that our former school is struggling. One of the challenges include; lack of firewood, hostel beds, mattresses among others but we thought we could start with this initiative at the meantime," said Baruch.

"It is of paramount importance that former students always think of their roots, who shaped them. And, this is why we had to honor our school and we believe that this is just the beginning having been furnished with some of the challenges," added Baruch.

Prior to the tree planting, the team took turns to inspire students with their careers, achievements and encouraged the students to work extra hard and smart in their studies to achieve their purposes in life.

The Headmaster, Graciam Muhalu while expressing gratitude, appealed to other well-wishers to support them with hostel beds, mattresses and other needs the school is lacking.

Balaka Secondary School has 533 students.

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