Public charity Press Trust has built two school blocks and toilets worth K48 million at Chimwemwe Primary School in Chitipa to improve education standards and sanitation.
Construction of the facilities followed a request that ward councillor Davie Silwimba made to the trust to help the school with classroom blocks. He said he got concerned after seeing pupils learning under the tree because of lack of classrooms.
The new blocks have two classrooms each and a head teacher’s office.
Press Trust has also provided desks for the classrooms which have since been allocated to Standard Five up to Eight learners.
Press Trust trustee Nancy Tembo, speaking after handing over the structures on Friday, said the trust is committed to improving education facilities in the country.
She said in the past 18 years, Press Trust has spent over K1billion on education projects.
Silwimba said he was only fulfilling what he promised the electorate during the campaign.
Traditional Authority (T/A) Mwaulambia asked community members to take care of the facilities.
In his remarks, Chitipa District Council monitoring and evaluation officer Erick Ngozo commended the trust for responding on time to the request.