Councillor Getrude Chirambo gives laptops to Namalimwe schools

Namalimwe Ward Councillor Getrude Chirambo on Wednesday donated two laptop computers to schools in her area to facilitate Information Technology knowledge development among the pupils.

Chirambo(centre) donated laptops to Namalimwe

Chirambo(centre) donated laptops to Namalimwe

Presenting the donation to head teachers of Namalimwe Primary School and Namalimwe Community Day Secondary School, Chirambo said her priority is to see pupils acquiring computer skills at young age.

Said Chirambo: “I first used a computer in College. And I don’t want the same to happen to the pupils in my ward. My priority is to equip young children with IT knowledge.”

The councillior said while in the United Kingdom, she managed to established sister relationship between Namalimwe School and Orion Primary School in London and that the computers would facilitate communication between them.

“I knew that after twinning the schools, there will be need for communication between them and the fastest way is through internet. So I also asked some well-wishers to help with computers and fortunately, one Malawian in Leicester gave me the two laptops,” she said.

Chirambo also disclosed that she was in the process of shipping a consignment of books she sourced in UK for a Library at Namalimwe to encourage a reading culture among pupils.

Charity Nyasulu, Namalimwe Primary School head teacher said the laptop computers will also make work easier especially typing of examinations and records keeping.

Nyasulu said: “No words can explain how happy I am with what our councillor has done. Now Namalimwe Primary School has its own laptop computer on which school files will be kept and from now on the school will save money which goes to those who type end of term examinations.”

Namalimwe CDSS head teacher Clement Mkoma, while expressing his joy, pledged to take care of the computers.

Mkoma said “We will find a person who is familiar with computers to have access of it and that individual will be responsible of whatever goes in and out of the computer.”

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7 thoughts on “Councillor Getrude Chirambo gives laptops to Namalimwe schools”

  1. Sam says:

    Jeeeez! 2 Laptops then she publicised to the whole nation, kkkkkkkkkkkk.
    I know she is looking for fame shame her i don’t think the donation is real.

  2. Vwatapu says:

    Encouraging! How many schools are in that ward? Are two laptops enough? Are those laptops up to date or they have done their part in life and may not function as expected? I am not against any donation but i am against unwarranted exploitation where you give a thing that has aged and may not function as expected.
    In UK there is an organisation sourcing out computers to send to Africa. The computers sent are quite outdated, too slow for this age. You can actually experience the torture of your brain. Why should you use a pentium 2 computer when the rest of the world has long passed that stage?
    A solution to that is for the school to have some fund raising activities and buy brand new laptops straight from the box. Try your best to stay away from donations.

  3. posho says:

    Iwe ciss ungoti that’s my school, what have you done to the school…do something.

  4. Ciss says:

    nyc development i like it,dats my xul ndaphunzira pompo standard 1 up to 8

  5. Ntoooo says:

    Laptop without hard drives, powered by escom batteries………. Haaaaaaaaa

  6. phiri la dzunje says:

    kumeneko ndiye kubwera Getu tikumane ndikupatsenso yanga iyi

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