Martha Lisa Wataya who went to Chitawira Primary School in Blantyre returned to his alma mater to donate 730 exercise books worth K150, 000 to Chitawira and also Mlambalala Primary schools, which according to authorities at the two schools said will go a long way in alleviating problems that pupils experience.
According to Wataya, the donation was one part of her contribution in promoting the education sector in the country.
“We cannot talk about uplifting education standards in our schools when learning materials are not available. As a former pupil at Chitawira, l decided to come in and make this donation in order to ease the problem of writing materials,” said Wataya, a Chitawira township resident.
Wataya said she believes that education is the backbone of the country’s socio-economic development but for pupils to excel in their studies, they need to have enough learning materials.
She re-affirmed her commitment in supporting government efforts in the provision of quality education in the country.
Wataya noted that the education sector faces numerous challenges among them shortage of learning and writing materials.
She said there is need for citizens and corporate organisations to come in and assist.
“I believe in sharing the little l have and my plea to Malawians and companies is to take a leading role in assisting schools where they once learned. We should not leave everything in the hands of government,” said Wataya, who is an entrepreneur.
Headmaster for Chitawira Primary, Robert Misesa thanked Wataya for the donation.
“We are very thankful to Martha because this donation will motivate our pupils especially girls basing on the fact that Martha herself is a youth,” he said.