Khwisa Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Sawali in Balaka on Tuesday had a cheerful awakening when the school’s alumni from across the country paid a visit to the school, donating gifts worth K 500, 000 .00.
According to spokesperson for the group, Thomson Kamfumu the donation was made to improve education standards at the institution which dates back to the late 1930s.
In an interview, Kamfumu said the alumni had noted with great concern that despite all the recommendable contribution it had made in shaping people who are reliable citizens now, the school remains one of the poor institutions in the country with inadequate classrooms, and also facing acute inadequacy of educational resources.
“Some classes failed even to possess a students’ register; a thing that made it impossible for teachers to trace absentees, especially with the large numbers that each class,” He said.
The alumni raised funds through individual contributions bought assorted items ranging from; exercise books, balls, pens, school uniforms, lime bags, PVC pipes for piped water, and class registers.
Commenting on the assistance that the school has received, Primary Education Advisor (PEA) for Mponda Zone, Chikosa Mwafulirwa hailed the grouping for the gesture.
The PEA said it was her belief that it would be easy to upgrade the country’s education standard if every educated person in the country remembered to show generosity to their old schools once in a while.
During the ceremony, Khwisa Primary School was significantly credited for its contribution in shaping a number of currently notable citizens, among them, Musician Paul Subiri and Lilongwe City Council Mayor, Councilor Willy Chapondera.