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Sigh of relief to Chisi learners

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   May 9, 2019
PIC: Chamwala with Team adventure members
A Master of Health and Behavior Change Communication student at the Malawi Polytechnic, Kondwani Chamwala, together with Team Adventure group in which he is the National Chairperson, donated 20 double sitter desks to Chisi Primary School.

The donation was made with the assistance from Plan Malawi International. 

The handing over ceremony took place on Sunday, May 5 at the school, which is located on Chisi Island on Lake Chilwa in Zomba.

Speaking after handing over the desks to the school, Plan Malawi’s Programme Area manager for Mulanje, Daniel Kapatuka said his organization believes that the desks will act as a motivation for learners in the lower classes to work hard.

 “As Plan Malawi, our goal is to advance children’s rights especially the girl child. When Team Adventure approached us, we felt that there is indeed a need to do a corporate social responsibility here on Chisi which is a hard area to reach,” Kapatuka said.

Kondwani Chamwala hailed Plan Malawi for responding positively to Team Adventure’s request.

“Team Adventure focuses on promoting tourism, culture and natural resources in Malawi. After visiting this place, we realized that there are learners who cannot be motivated to go further with their education because they don’t have desks. We decided to do a social responsibility program by asking different organizations and this time around, Plan Malawi has assisted us with 20 desks,” Chamwala said.

In his remarks, Area Development Committee chairperson for Chisi Island, John Majawa expressed gratitude after receiving the donation saying that this is a rescue to the learners.

“We had no single desk here and learners used bricks as chairs. The coming in of the desks will also help our girls at this school because they struggle to sit on the floor as compared to boys so this will reduce school dropout at Chisi Primary School.”

“Just a request to other organisations to come in and continue from where Plan Malawi through Team Adventure has done because we also have other 7 classes that need desks”, said Majawa. 

Apart from the desks, Team Adventure also donated 20 plastic chairs for the staffroom at Chisi primary School and nursery school learning materials for Chisi Nursery School. 

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