Gratitude from Blantyre, Malawi Scholarship Recipients

From Gracious Jr. Mpilangwe:

Gracious Jr. Mpilangwe

Having received the LifeNets scholarship for the 2019/2020 academic  year, I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to you for providing me with  this scholarship.

My name is Gracious Mpilangwe Jr, I'm a 21-year-old male and I'm from Malawi, Blantyre. I am currently in my second year of college at the University of Malawi - The Polytechnic, pursuing an undergraduate degree program in Banking and Finance. After I graduate, I aspire to be a banker with a reputable financial institution. This scholarship has helped me acquire higher education in a poverty­ stricken country where most students with high potential end up staying at home after graduating secondary school as they can't afford to go to college. Therefore, I am very thankful for your generosity and your aspiration to make a difference in the world, one person at a time.

Once again, thank you for your donations. I would also like to thank Mrs. Beverly Kubik, the president of LifeNets, for the good work she does running this scholarship program. Nothing would make me happier than being able to give back and make a difference in the world just as you have done.

Yours Sincerely,

From: Kwesi and Bob Chakhaza
Date: 27 April, 2017
Subject: Gratitude

Dear Madam,

Kwesu and Bob Chakaza

First and foremost, we would like to thank you for granting us the opportunity to have our education sponsored by LifeNets International.  If it was not for LifeNets, we would probably just be loafing around with no clear hope of ever getting a decent education. Our grandfather, Mr. G.G. Chakhaza, is aging and whatever he realizes from rentals goes to the upkeep of our household that has over four people and none of us is working. With LifeNets International coming in to bridge the educational gap, we are now proud students. Kwesi is only a course away to attaining his technician diploma whereas Bob has at least two semesters (five courses) before completion. We hope to be chartered accountants by God’s grace. Our immediate goal is to get employed and be able to serve God. This will happen because of the opportunity we have had to have our education sponsored.  Indeed, education is the key to success so we really thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

Both of us are currently studying Accounting under ICAM, a Malawian accounting institution.  With everything going techno, we would like to request for a laptop. This laptop would be used for practicing QuickBooks and all accounting packages that have been devised electronically.  In a way of giving back to the community, we are willing to serve the Church in numerous ways, assisting those in need where we can and keeping up good grades.  We have tried many ways to source for the laptop, like asking from cousins who are abroad, but nothing materialized.  We anticipate your response and thanks for taking out some time to read this piece.

Grace to you and peace be multiplied in God the Father and Christ.

From Rodgers Chonde,
Dear Mrs. Kubik,

Rodgers Chonde

I am a scholar under LifeNets support.  Currently, I am in my third year, pursuing my physiotherapy degree under college of Medicine. Malaw

I write with gratitude towards your support in my studies. After my university selection I was wondering how my father is going to support me with tuition fee.  My selection brought happiness in my family and yet it posed as a possible threat for our survival.  Your support is changing my life story; a dream that seemed so far to reach is slowly approaching, only because of this support.

There are many bright people out there, whose dreams are ruined due to lack of financial support.  I really don’t take this for granted.  I pray for your continuous support and if you can to others reach them also.  Take note that through your help you’re planting a good spirit in me as well.

Thank you so much, there are many things I can write but I cannot exhaust.

From: Truth Mkwapatira


As one of the beneficiaries of LifeNets Scholarship, I would like to thank the LifeNets organization for their good work.  Am at the Malawi Polytechnic College pursuing a bachelors degree in Business Administration (currently third year of four). The business program is equipping me with various business skills that will enable me to work in corporate organizations.

During first year, my mother and sister were struggling with my tuition fees and upkeep.  But when LifeNets came in, the hardship was lessened.  Furthermore, the scholarship is helping me a lot, otherwise I could have been a drop out. It is so hard for a Malawian smallholder farmer to raise the current expensive tuition fees under the poor climate and with poor equipment.

It is my dream that I should work hard and become like a role model in my community.  As many youths are dropping out of school.

Lastly, my gratitude to the sponsors of the organization, may the Almighty God bless you.

From: Abel Nhlema
Blantyre, Malawi

LifeNets sponsorship has really assisted me academically.  I had a dream of being a Professional Cookery but financially I was challenged.  But when I applied for LifeNets sponsorship, I was privileged that my application was approved by the board.  This has really made my dream to come true.  I joined Malawi Institute of Tourism where I pursued my course from 2017-2019 and have been awarded with a diploma.  I have passed with 3 credits and 3 distinctions.

Soon after the completion of the course, I have been employed by one of the top hotels here in Malawi.

Without the Sponsorship of LifeNets, I would not have realized my dreams.  My sincem re thanks and appreciation go to the President and family of LifeNets for this support. The skills I have acquired will go a long way in my life.

Abel Nhlema
Blantyre, Malawi

Kelvin and Jane Nhlema
Blantyre – Malawi

The family of Mr. and Mrs. Nhlema would like to express their gratitude to LifeNets for the financial support rendered to the family for the training of my wife Jane in Tailoring and Fashion Design where she has successfully undergone the TEVET Competence Based Education Training up to Diploma level. The training that she has undergone has already started yielding its fruits in terms of finances. This is really making a difference to the family. The family also expresses its appreciation for the sewing machine that has been bought for her.

On our behalf, extend our regards to those who make their contributions to LifeNets. Their contributions really make a difference in people’s lives.

Lastly, it is our prayer that the services that are being rendered should be extended to all the needy worldwide regardless of race, colour, tribe and nationality.

Our regards to all LifeNets Family....

Presentation of handmade dress to Bev Kubik by Jane Nhlema

Bev Kubik wearing the dress the next day at wedding