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Street children selected to study in Malawi public universities
Moses Michael Mwalabu, the founder and executive director of One-Step Foundation (ONESFO), has expressed gratitude for the selection of some of the street-connected children to further their studies
Malawi: Moses Michael Mwalabu, the founder and executive director of One-Step Foundation (ONESFO), has expressed gratitude for the selection of some of the street-connected children to further their studies at some of the country's public universities.
One Step Foundation (ONESFO) is a local non-governmental organisation that works to get children off the streets and back into school.
He expressed gratitude, stating that the development demonstrates that the organization's efforts in supporting the children were not in vain.
Mwalabu also thanked the One Step Foundation team and the children chosen for the universities for their hard work.
Some of the children include Ian Konzani of the Talent Club One-Step Foundation in Blantyre, who is expected to study sports science at the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), and Smoke Mtengangombe of the Chinsapo One-Step Foundation club, who has been selected to study architecture at the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS).
Mwalabu, who was once a street kid who was rescued and went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Gender and Development from the University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, stated that it is his wish to see Malawi street children free because he believes that education is a "treasure that no one can take away from you."
In a separate interview, one of the beneficiaries, Smoke Mtengangombe, expressed gratitude for the assistance provided by the One Step Foundation from primary to secondary school.
Smoke took the time to encourage his fellow beneficiaries to make the most of the assistance provided by one step and to step up their studies if they want to be someone in the future.
So far, the One Step Foundation has been able to send 1008 street-connected children to various secondary schools across the country.