Faces of knowledge thirsty pupils of Chawona Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mponda in Mangochi can now wear a broad smile; thanks to Hearts Foundation for constructing them a multimillion Classroom Block.
Chawona Primary School became a beneficiary of the classroom block after it got sympathy from Hearts Foundation due to pathetic learning condition pupils of this school were undergoing.
Speaking when handing over the building, Hearts Foundation Project Director, Chimwemwe Kaponda said his organization will make sure that it takes part in promoting and improving quality education in the country.
Kaponda said his organization is aimed at ensuring that children in the country get quality education.
“Before we constructed this classroom block, we conducted a survey and it revealed that pupils of this school were performing poorly. Chief among the problems were lack of sanitation due to absence of portable water but chiefly was lack of classroom block. The problem forced pupils to learn under a tree and when it rained, classes could be dispelled. This then prompted our organization to do something, hence, the construction of a classroom block,” he dished out.
“Our main aim is one day seeing a world in which children from the most impoverished regions have access to the quality education and that they are able to lift their families, their countries and themselves out of poverty. This can be achieved if we engulf them with support,” said Kaponda.
Speaking when receiving the classroom block, Chawona Primary School Headmaster hailed the organization for constructing such a magnificent structure at his school, saying the building, apart from cajoling learners to remain at the school it will also go a long way in wooing others who dropped-out of school to re-enroll.
Established in 2004 and a brainchild of Mangochi Central Member of Parliament (MP) Clement Chiwaya; Hearts Foundation has among other things: drilled 277 boreholes, constructed over 10 school blocks, provided lanterns to schools, and currently it is mulling over plans to roll out its charity works across Malawi.