Petroleum Importers Limited (PIL), a private company tasked with the fuel importation in the country has donated 50 desks worth K1.5 million as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative to Gumba Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Mchinji district.
Speaking during the handover ceremony in Mchinji on Wednesday, PIL General Manager, Enwell Kadango said his company was concerned with the plight of students who sat on the floor during classes due to lack of desks at the school.
“We are investing in education because we want to be part of the transformation of Malawi. Education transforms ordinary people to become extraordinary individuals capable of transforming their country economically,” he observed.
He said his company wants to contribute to the global vision for Education for All (EFA) and be part for implementers of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) to ensure that all young girls and boys attain secondary education.
However, PIL has already made donations of desks and other learning materials to schools in Chiradzulu and Ntcheu.
Headmaster for the school, Chrispin Chasowa expressed gratitude for the donation describing it as a big morale booster to the students.
“These students have now been dignified with a conducive learning environment through the provision of desks from the company,” he said.
The school which is located in a remote area of the district has over 100 students with three classrooms, Form one to three and has three teachers.