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.
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.”