BuildOn International has handed over two school blocks worth K44 million to Madzidzi Primary School in Kasungu District, bringing the total number of school blocks it has built across the country to 300.
The gesture has provided hope of better learning environment to students in Traditional Authority (T/A) Nyaza, who used to learn in shacks.
Speaking after the handover ceremony on Friday, BuildOn International country director Robert Loughlin urged government to complement their efforts by ensuring provision of quality education services in the schools.
“There are a lot of things needed in these primary schools as the quality of education does not only come from these buildings we erect,” Loughlin said.
Primary education adviser (PEA) for Chaima Education Zone, Anne Chagwira, hailed BuildOn International for providing permanent structures to the institution.
“We are very thankful for what BuildOn is doing in promoting quality education in our district and country through building permanent structures in primary schools. This is something commendable,” she said.
Group village head Chiundira said learners in his village have been assisted as they used to walk long distances to access better schools elsewhere.
“We are very excited and pleased with the development. Our children were travelling 14 kilometres to and from school just because this school had no good classrooms,” he said.
BuildOn International gets funding from well-wishers, including American pop singer Madonna. n