The Canadian High Commissioner Alain Latulippe on Tuesday handed over a school block worth K3.5 million (about $9 722) to Malawi.
The block, at Mayera Primary School in Malawi’s commercial city, Blantyre, was constructed under Centre for Conflict Management and Women Development Affairs (Cecowda).
Latulippe said he was impressed with how the community worked hard for the speedy construction of the blocks, described by many as a good investment to the country.
“I am impressed with the development, but take education seriously because it would help have educated citizens in future,” he said.
Cecowda board chairperson Unandi Banda said his organisation was happy with the project because the Mayera community lacked modern facilities.
Blantyre Kabula Member of Parliament Felix Njawala said the area had few schools and the nearest was almost five kilometres away, and to have the block was a relief.
“Before the construction of this school block, most pupils had to travel to other areas to attend classes. During the rainy season, there were a lot of difficulties when crossing streams in pursuit of their education career,” said Njawala.