Former students of Robert Laws Secondary School on Saturday donated 50 desks, textbooks and a set of football kit worth K2.5 million to their alma mater.
Robert Laws Secondary School Alumni chairperson Major Boster Kumwenda, who is also a head teacher at Army Secondary School, said they decided to donate after noticing that the school lacks many things.
“We raised the money that has been used to buy these items through contributions,” he said.
The school’s head boy Phemba Kapale commended the alumni for the donation which he said will go a long way in motivating learners to work hard in class.
However, he made a plea to other well-wishers to assist in renovating the school’s library which was burnt early this year.
On his part, Robert Laws Secondary School head teacher James Chipapa Phiri said most of the books at the school, located at Embangweni in Mzimba, were lost during the fire incident and as well-wishers are coming to renovate the library, others should assist with textbooks.
M’Mbelwa District Council director of administration Steven Fraser Chima said the desks could not have come at a better time than now when Form Four students will be re-sitting their Malawi School Certificate of Education examinations.
In the past three years, the alumni have, among others, painted school buildings and fumigated the campus following a bedbugs’ outbreak.