Seventh day Adventist youths from Lilongwe city zone on November 4, 2018 donated assorted items at Kachere Juveniles including soap, soya pieces, tooth paste, exercise books, pens and rice.
Speaking during the donation Lilongwe city zone youth coordinator comrade Kondwani Ngwale said the donation was made after they saw a need of the inmates at the remand center.
“Most of the times we think that people who are in prison are sinners and they are useless but we had in mind that some of these people did wrong and others are just suspects and they all need our support and encouragement as youths regardless of what people think about them because we are all sons and daughters of God before Him,” said Ngwale.
Ngwale further added that Christianity apart from preaching the word of God requires them to reach those who are in prison, hospitals and needy people and they decided to visit Kachere and cheer up the inmates as one way of showing love and care to these people as youths.
Ngwale added that the youth were divided into districts depending on the area that they come from and every district was asked to bring these items which were donated.
Ngwale encouraged other youths to visit and help people who are lacking in one way or the other so that people should see God ministering in their lives through young people.
Commenting on the initiative,Public Relations Officer (PRO) for Kachere Juvenile Remand, Chisomo Kambirinya said the inmates meet a lot of problems but the coming in of LL city zone youths is a blessing because some of the donation that has been made has solved some problems.
“We are very happy because of the donation that has been made. Some of these items are exercise books and pens that we have received today are going to be given to our inmates, some of whom are in primary and others are in secondary school here at Kachere,” said Kambirinya.
Kambirinya added that the youth from LL city zone have shared with the inmates the word of God which will make them responsible and faithful citizens when they are back into the free society.
Kambirinya further said that it is important to visit prisoners because if they are not visited, they feel like they have been abandoned, but if people visit them often, they have the heart of human nature and this helps in their spiritual and physical life which also helps prison warders not to find a lot of difficulties when looking after them.
“This is a reformatory centre that is helping the thinking capacity of these young people so that they should become responsible citizens, we have a primary and secondary school here at Kachere prison and we urge all Malawians who can help in whatever they can so that the education standards of these inmates must improve,” Kambirinya concluded.
Kachere Juvenile Remand has 177 inmates and the donation has been made with an amount of over k150,000.