The best performing pupils at Lwangwa Primary School in Mangochi had an extraordinary end- of-term send-off when the school’s former students decorated them with various learning materials.
Speaking after presenting the materials valued at K350 000, the group’s acting chairperson Precious Mtegha said they decided to award the pupils to instill a spirit of hard work in them.
“Basically, we wanted to encourage those that performed well to work extra hard and those with average performance to improve next term,” he said.
Mtegha said since this was the group’s maiden activity, they promised to come back with big surprises next time.
The materials included rulers, notebooks, pens and pencils and were donated to best pupils from number one to three in Standard One to Seven.
Mtegha said they had taken note of the challenges that the school faces and will accordingly try to act on some of the urgent ones.
“We have been told that the school faces several challenges and we will try to look into some of them such as water buckets for handwashing to improve sanitation,” he said.
Head teacher Nellie Lipenga said she was grateful to the grouping and asked the former students to be visiting the school regularly as one way of inspiring the pupils.