Dr. Gail Riegle and his wife Barbara donated $10,000 to help fund scholarships for staff of the Blantyre Malaria Project. Here are this year’s recipients — congratulations to all and sincere gratitude to the Riegles.
Andrew Nyambalao (Biomedical Engineering), Benard Montfort Gushu (Public Health), Albert Malenga (Public Health), Madalitso Kamoyo (Information Technology), Margaret Banda (IT), Goodson Thwala (Communications). Not shown: Patricia Mawindo (Developmental Studies), Tamanda Chimbalanga (Public Health).
Gail and Barbara Riegle came to Malawi to present the 2016 Riegle Scholars with their awards.
Dr. Gail Riegle and his wife Barbara donated $10,000 to help fund scholarships for staff of the Blantyre Malaria Project. We hosted a lunch in their honor during their September visit to Malawi, when they attended the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the College of Medicine.
The lunch was very touching — everyone told how the scholarship had impacted their life — but the funniest part was when Dr. Riegle asked, “Now, I’m curious … have any of you ever had malaria?”
The BMP team just cracked up, and relayed that they’d had malaria “so many times” during their lives.
Scholarship recipients for 2016 are:
|NAME||POSITION||YEARS OF SERVICE||SITE||COURSE APPLIED FOR||COURSE APPLIED FOR|
|Charles Gondwe||Accounts Officer||4||Mac Admin||Bachelor Of Accounting Degree||Exploits University|
|Eva Huwa||Data Entry Clerk||14||NDILANDE||Diploma in IT Systems Support||John Paul II Leadership and IT Centr|
|Andrew Kamange||Driver||3||NDILANDE||Bachelor of Business Management and Entrepreneurship||Malawi College of Accountancy|
|Mada Kamoyo||Data Entry Clerk||5||NDILANDE||Bachelor of Science Degree In Information Technology||Amity University|
|Loyce Kantwera||Data Entry Clerk||4||NDILANDE||Advanced Diploma in Systems Support||John Paul II Leadership and IT Centre|
|Nelson Milonde||Head Driver||12||Mac Admin||Advanced Diploma in Systems Support||John Paul II Leadership and IT Centre|
|Leonard Mughogho||Lab Technician||4||NDILANDE||Training in Malaria Microscopy||Amref Health Africa- Kenya|
|Francis Muwalo||Data Officer||5||NDILANDE||Bachelors Degree in Information Technology||Blantyre International University|
|Dalitso Taulo||Clinical Officer||4||NDILANDE||Microsoft Office Course||Techno Brain|
|Goodson Thwala||Tracer||3||NDILANDE||Bachelors Degree in Community Development||Blantyre International University|