16 Jun, 2018

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Bufeso chairperson, Mrs Andrina Mchiela, presenting the donation to one of the students
Members of friends of Bunda Female Students Organisation (Bufeso) donated assorted items to needy students at LUANAR Bunda campus.

Presenting the donation to the students on Thursday 14th June 2018, friends of Bufeso chairperson, Mrs Andrina Mchiela, said they want to support needy students at LUANAR through Bufeso so that they continue with their education without problems.

Comprising of retired civil servants, successful business people, academicians and others, the group has used money sourced through fundraising events such as dinners to buy groceries and sanitary materials for the students as well as paying their meals at the cafeteria.

In her remarks, Director of Students’ Affairs (DOSA) at LUANAR, Mrs Elizabeth Nkhonjera commended Bufeso and urged them to continue helping the students.

“I would like to sincerely thank Bufeso for their efforts in reaching out to other well-wishers who are now considered friends of Bufeso. Their Joining hearts with Bufeso will help to achieve its course of transforming the students’ lives.” She said.

Speaking in an interview, Nkhonjera commended the donation and urged them to continue helping the students, saying there are several students that lack basic needs and the donation will help those in need.

“Every human being requires certain items to sustain themselves. Without those items you are affected emotionally, psychologically and physically because if you are not able to take care of your health, it affects you. We have several students who lack these basic items. The donation that has been brought here will help students that are in need,” said Nkhonjera.

The DOSA therefore called on all well-wishers to join this noble venture by visiting the DOSA’s office and will link them up with Bufeso so that they can also donate to the students.

One of the beneficiaries, Zinenani John, a first year student appreciated this gesture shown by friends of Bufeso. She said the gifts will help them in their day to day life. Zinenani encouraged fellow students to work hard so as to please their sponsors.

Bufeso is a student led initiative that was founded in 2012 by some Bunda College students to support their fellow students. Initially, it was initiated to support university needy students with upkeep and school fees but they now only sponsor upkeep of students due to lack of funds as it has no any formal donor.

The Friends of Bufeso is a group of well-wishers with the common goal of supporting BUFESO in its fundraising activities. With the help of friends of Bufeso, the support for the organisation has been extended to male students as well.

Beneficiaries of the organisation are selected by using information provided by their fellow students and also through the directorate of students’ affairs.