National Oil Company of Malawi (Nocma) Limited yesterday donated 90 desks worth K2.5 million to Chikhwengwe Primary School in Mzimba.
The donation was made through Mzuzu-based non-governmental organisation Youth and Society (YAS) which engaged Nocma for assistance after identifying the need at the school.
YAS has been implementing a governance project on how locals in the district can actively participate and benefit from Viphya Plantation where the school is.
Nocma chief executive officer Robert Mdeza said his institution made the gesture because it is also committed to assisting the education sector.
“Hopefully, the assistance will improve the learning environment and assist learners in the attainment of quality education,” he said.
Chikhwengwe head teacher Charles Chiumia said the donation will help improve enrolment and hopefully reduce absenteeism.
However, he said the school needs school blocks, teachers’ houses and a school feeding programme.
Chiumia said the community has already moulded 80 000 bricks in readiness for any development opportunity that might come.
The school has 305 learners, six qualified teachers, one assistant teacher, three classroom blocks and four teachers’ houses.
The occasion was also graced by Mzimba South district education manager Vincent Mdolo. n