In its continue efforts towards assisting government in the provision of quality education in the country, the major fuel importers in Malawi, Petroleum Importers Limited ( PIL) has donated 50 desks worth K1.5 million to Rivirivi Community Day Secondary School in Balaka.
Rivirivi become the first school to benefit from this year’s PIL Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS)in which the company has set aside K50 Million to support education and health sector.
Speaking during the handover of the desks PIL General Manager Enwell Kadango his company was committed to assist government in its quest to improve the provision of quality education in the country by among others donating desks and other educational materials.
“PIL in collaboration with the Ministry of Education is donating desks and other educational materials to needy public schools because we recognizes that education is the solid foundation for building a prosperous nation,” said Kadango.
Kadango said PIL will continue to liaise with other Education divisions in the country to continue reaching out to some of the schools.
“PIL has planned to reach out to Community Day Secondary Schools with materials they would need like these desks. We are concerned over the enormous challenges the education sector is facing , such as the shortage of learning materials ,school desks and books as is the case at Rivirivi CDSS that is why PIL thought of helping out in making such donation,” he said.
Receiving the donation, the school head teacher Dorothy Kamanga thanked PIL for the donation and urged the students and the community to take care of the desks
“On behalf of government I would like to express our profound gratitude to PIL for this timely donation which will go a long way in making the students especially gilrsto learn comfortably,” said Kamanga.
Opened in 1998 Rivirivi CDSS has an enrolment of over 140 students.
In 2016 PIL made similar donations to Njuli Community Day Secondary School in Chiradzulo, Kadzakalowa CDSS in Ntcheu, Gumba CDSS in Mchinji, Mlunguzi CDSS in Blantyre, Linga CDSS in Nkhotakota, Kapirinkhonde in Chitipa, Parachute CDSS in Salima and Mpiranjala CDSS in Machinga.