Blantyre Urban sports officer John Chiutsi at the weekend presented sports equipment worth over K300 000 to Blantyre Girls Primary School.
Speaking when he presented the donation, that comprised 10 balls for various sporting codes, volleyball and table tennis nets, skipping ropes, measure tapes and whistles, Chiutsi said his office was impressed with the school’s seriousness in sporting activities.
“This is one of the few schools within our fold that is involved in sporting or physical activities even in the face of inadequate resources. We have, therefore, decided to motivate them and probably make others seriously consider having frequent sporting activities,” he said.
The school’s headteacher Ruth Nambuzi said they were grateful with the donation, promising it will be put to good use.
“Sports is a necessity in human life as it helps in both physical and mental development. We engage our girls in sporting activities every Friday because we know the benefits. We are very grateful with this support,” said Nambuzi while asking well-wishers to help renovate their training ground.
During a ceremonial netball match between the school’s main and reserve teams, which ended in a 15-all draw, guest of honour Malawi Queens coach and Southern Region sports development officer, Griffin Saenda, said he was impressed with the exploits of Shakira Nasola, Prisca Chibwana and Caroline Tsokonombwe.
Volunteer volleyball trainer Johan Vanhoutte attended the function alongside chairperson of Blantyre Sports Committee Charles Katola, Blantyre Sports Desk officer Paul Hau and Blantyre Urban youth officer Daud Ngwala. n