NEWS | EDUCATION | CHARITY
BY: LAWRENCE NACHIPO
Learners from some selected education institutions in Chiradzulu got a boost in their academic pursuit when a new baby in town, Children Ambassadors for Education (CHAED) donated assorted materials to them recently.
CHAED, a grouping made up of energetic youths from Blantyre, via its Dress a Child Campaign, donated various curricular and extra-curricular materials to learners at Njuli Community Day Secondary, and Matenjere primary Schools.
According to the grouping’s team leader, Prince Muta, the gesture aimed at uplifting the morale of the learners so they could actively participate in academic endeavors.
In his observation, many learners, especially from rural areas (like the beneficiaries) face hurdles in accessing quality education courtesy of dearth of learning materials and other extra-curricular resources.
“This initiative aims at uplifting the livelihood of school-going boys and girls so they could access their right to quality education. Some of the school-drop out issues rose from shortage of such items as clothes, and stationery,” he observed.
In his remarks, Dezio Levi, the Head teacher for Matenjere primary school praised CHAED for the gesture saying it will greatly motivate the beneficiaries.
“The initiative has been good and it is the first of its kind to the school, I thank CHAED for the donation as it will help reduce the problems the students have been facing,” thanked he.
Concurring with Levi, one of the beneficiaries from Njuli CDSS, Mathews Chikaonda, said such timely motivators are vital to rural learners.
“We lack such kind of motivation. If these are done now and again, we can all push it hard to make it academically,” he praised.
Meanwhile Muta says the Chiradzulu episode is the genesis of more goodwill activities to various primary and secondary schools across rural areas in the country.