Kapirinkhonde Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Chitipa has pleaded with government and stakeholders for support with teaching and learning materials.
Located at Nthalire, about 118 kilometres from the boma, the school has 145 learners and six teachers.
School committee chairperson Tiyezge Mughogho said the school is not progressing since it started 18 years ago because it is hard-to-reach.
“We are in the bush and need more support for these learners to progress. Please don’t ignore us just because of our location,” he said.
Mughogho said this on Tuesday when Petroleum Importers Limited (PIL) donated 50 desks worth K1.5 million to the school.
PIL general manager Enwell Kadango said that the school is among the neediest in the country.
“It [school] appears to be one of the least supported institutions and the learning environment is a challenge to many students,” he said.
Head teacher Oliver Mkonda said the donation brought the number of desks at the school to 100. n