Dwangwa Round Table 69 has donated braille materials and sport equipment worth K1 million to visually impaired learners at Nkhotakota Primary School.
Speaking after the handover on Saturday, the tablers’ project officer Philip Mwanza said the donation will enhance the education capacity of learners with visual impairment.
“We contacted Nkhotakota District Education office on how we can assist in addressing problems affecting special needs learners; hence, the donation,” he said.
In his remarks, Nkhotakota district education manager Greyston Alindiamao said the donation was in line with government’s commitment of promoting inclusive education.
He admitted that learners with special needs in the district experience difficulties to access education due to, among others, shortage of teachers and learning materials.
“We are so grateful for the support. The donation will help alleviate problems hampering inclusive education at the school,” he said.
A pupil, Shafira Chapola, thanked the organisation for the donation, saying it will simplify learning.
“The learning materials have come at a right time. May other well-wishers emulate Dwangwa Round Table 69,” she said.
The items included 40 braille paper reams, 10 boxes of cubes and sports equipment.