Head teacher for St. Michael’s Girls Secondary School at Malindi in Mangochi District Rose Chikhambi has appealed to the corporate world and alumni to support the institution with money to build a fence.
Chikhambi said on Saturday that the absence of a fence is compromising security and brings threats to the learners, a development which she said is affecting learners’ performance as some fail to attend night studies.
She said this when spouses of employees of National Bank of Malawi (NBM) plc in Mangochi donated sanitary pads and laundry soap worth K 1 million to the institution.
In an interview, Chikhambi took advantage of the function to ask well-wishers, the school’s alumni and others to help the school with money for the construction of a fence.
“At the back of the school, we have a big area which is open and it is busy. The only part where there is a fence is the front part.
“So, when people like you come to this institution, you think it is surrounded by a fence but this is not the case,” she said.
“To be frank, this problem is now becoming worse because apart from limiting other learners from making use of the evening classes, we have observed that some naughty students sneak out of the school.”
Speaking on behalf of the NBM spouses, Thokozani Ganizani said the donation is part of the bank’s corporate social responsibility. n