Press Trust has bailed out Chisamba Community Day Secondary School in Kawale, Lilongwe from its infrastructural woes by building two blocks and supplying desks valued at K19 million (about $45 238).
Headmaster of the school, George Khoza reported that the school used to borrow blocks from a primary school, which rendered lessons delivery process erratic.
“Teachers were not motivated. We had little space and turned one toilet block into a classroom, we would sometimes only teach two subjects as the owners of the classes would still be using them, “said Khoza.
He hailed Press Trust and said enrollment has now swollen to 240 students because of space availability.
Press Trust trustee Esther Chioko, who officially handed over the keys to the school said Press Trust is committed to improving access to education and giving back to the community.
“Trustees strongly believe that education is the key to development. This is why in the past 14 years, Press Trust has spent over K500 million on educational projects countrywide,” she said.
She urged students and communities to sustainably use the blocks.
The blocks cost Press Trust K19 million, it includes six rooms which have been filled with 30 desks each. One of the rooms is now a staff room.