Speaking during the handover ceremony of the blocks to the community, African Parks Country Director, Patricio Ndadzera said this is one of their Corporate Social responsibilities and aims at giving back to the community for its good working relationship.
“The good working relationship that we have maintained with the community compels us to give back and better their lives through promoting quality education. African Parks which is in over 10 African countries works with various organizations and correspondents in various areas such as agriculture, health, education among others,” said Ndadzera.
He then urged the learners to make good use of the classroom blocks and work hard in their studies as the future lies in their hands.
Chikwawa District Education Manager (DEM), Chrissie Chimsale said the school block is very essential as it gives room for a conducive learning environment for the learners.
“As a ministry, we strive in giving the best learning environment but as government, we cannot do all this on our own and we are grateful when private stakeholders come in and give us a push in realizing dreams of these kids and making education accessible for all,” said Chimsale.
Chimsale appealed to all learners as well as communities to take care of the classroom blocks and guard them so that the block can be passed on to learners in the years to come.
Kanyongolo Primary School, established in 1902 which is under Senior Chief Chapananga in Chikwawa district has an enrolment of 1,502 pupils and had been using two classroom blocks which were constructed under Community Development Fund (CDF) while other pupils were learning under a tree.