Luzi and Embangweni community day secondary schools (CDSS) on Monday emerged winners of the Superfert Secondary Schools Craft Competition Farmers World organised in the Northern Region.
The two schools produced the best crafts among the nine secondary schools that participated in the K5 million two-week competition.
The competition’s coordinator, Oscar Njikho, who is also the deputy head teacher at Luzi CDSS, said the students were asked to produce a needle work bag out of fertliser sacks Farmers World supplies.
Each school had 20 participants, but it was Luzi CDSS that produced the winner in Form One student Anne Mhango, 17, while for Embangweni it was Wongani Kamwendo, also a Form One student, who won.
The winners got K30 000 each while their schools received K100 000 each.
Famers World group marketing manager David Lecluse said the needle craft school competition is part of a recycling programme the company has initiated.
“We are happy that the competition went on well. The students produced unique bags and we are impressed. We promise bigger things next year,” he said during the prize presentation ceremony at Embangweni in Mzimba.
Embangweni CDSS head teacher Oscar Jere said he felt honoured to have produced the winner.
On his part, Kamwendo thanked Farmers World for the competition, saying it has motivated him to work hard.