In a bid to encourage more students to take sports seriously, Bedir International Schools (Lilongwe Campus) have installed an artificial turf on their football pitch.
The launch of the pitch was marked by a football match between students from the school.
Speaking on the sidelines of the game, principal of the school, Mehmet Atmaca, said they built the facility to promote physical activity alongside academic education.
He said the school is also planning on renovating the basketball court and adding other sports facilities.
“We want to encourage our students to pursue physical education as well. In Malawi there is a lot of opportunity in the sports sector and we believe this could help develop talent.”
Central Region sports officer Isaac Phiri, who was the guest of honour, said he was impressed with the “state of the art” facility as well as the talent of the students.
“I think other schools should emulate this. I have not seen a sports facility like this in any school in Malawi and I think having sports facilities of this quality should be prioritised if we are to develop the sports sector,” he said.
The school spent $50 000 (about K36.7 million) to construct the pitch which also has floodlights.