Centre for Agricultural Labour Efficiency and Development (Caled) on Tuesday donated notebooks, pens and pencils to 292 pupils and boxes of chalk to Katayamoyo Junior Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A)Malenga as a way to motivate students.
Caled projects coordinator Emily Banda urged the pupils to take education seriously as it is the key to success and development of this country.
Banda said the donation was in response to the challenges the school was facing in terms of learning materials.
“The items were bought with contributions from several individuals and companies such as Spotlight Communications and Pfuko Transport,” she said.
Banda has, therefore, assured the Parent Teachers Association (PTA), school committee and the councilor representative that Caled will continue to support children’s education.
The school’s head teacher Patrick Chimsewa said most parents in the area fail to send their children to school due to lack of writing materials.
“The writing materials will reduce pupils’ absenteesim in class and it will go a long way in improving education standards in the district,” said Chimsewa.