Lilongwe: Kaphuka Primary School Alumni Association has embarked on a program to rehabilitate their former primary school in Dedza District to improve learning environment for learners at the school.
Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) recently, Interim Chairperson for the association, Peter Kalodzera said their group decided to rehabilitate their former school after noticing various challenges learners were facing due to the poor condition of the school.
Among the challenges at the school include, poor roofs of classroom blocks requiring maintenance, inadequate toilets which is a health hazard to learners and inadequate teachers’ houses, which are also in bad shape, just to mention some.
According to school authorities, the school was established in the 1940s and some members of the alumni told this reporter some structures at the school were constructed in the 1980s when they themselves were learners.
As the alumni of Kaphuka Primary School, we decided to improve the condition of our old school as we observed that it has poor infrastructure such as classroom blocks and teachers’ houses.
For this reason, we want to assist by renovating the school infrastructure, said Kalodzera.
He added that besides renovating the school infrastructure, the alumni also want to provide basic learning materials like pens, notebooks and school uniform to learners at the school, as a way of motivating them to work hard in class and go further with their education.
Recently, the group visited Kaphuka Primary School where they donated various items such as football kits, balls for all sports, notebooks, boxes of chalk and pens all worth K300, 000.
With our mission, we are sure we will create a better environment for learners so that they can go far with their education and become self-reliant in future, Kalodzera said.
In her remarks, the school’s Deputy Head Teacher, Rhoda Mbalame commended the school’s alumni for the gesture, saying their support would be the answer to problems the school is currently facing.
Source: Malawi News Agency MANA