As a way of complementing government efforts in promoting education in the country, Blantyre based film, Workforce Recruitment Services on Saturday made a donation of learning materials at Sangadzi Community Day Secondary School in Mangochi.
Worthy about K1 400 000 some of the donated items are exercise books, pens and pencils.
However, to ensure the gygiene of girls during menstruation period, the film also distributed re-usable sanitary pads to the girls.
Workforce Recruitment Services director Della Kulemeka said they made a donation as part of corporate social responsibility and also a celebration of their 10th Anniversary.
Kulemeka said education is one of the key areas that Workforce Recruitment Services has decided to support knowing that it is a critical element of development for the country and the donation has been made possible with support from the ministry of Education.
“At Workforce Recruitment Services we believe that education is a great element when it comes to development, we thought of making this donation as a give back, because we are also celebrating our 10 years of existence in business,” she said.
According to Kulemeka, she also believes that the reusable sanitary pads they donated to girls would likely improve the girl’s menstrual hygiene and provide them with needed comfort as they can be washed and reused over and over.
Sangadzi Community Day Secondary School teacher Robert Damalekani hailed Workforce Recruitment Services for donating learning Materials to all the students and sanitary pads to girl students saying it will help in reducing poor menstrual hygiene.
“You may agree with me that in Malawi a girl child can be absent from school for so many days in one term just because she is going through a monthly period, now with this donation of reusable sanitary pads the problem will be minimized and menstrual hygiene is guaranteed.
“Students are always encouraged to see well-wishers coming with help like this, this is a great motivation to our students and we need more of these gestures here,” He said.
During the visit Workforce Recruitment Services officials also engaged the students on issues to do with sexual assault cases that are on the increase in the country. Both Male and female students discussed on how to end the malpractice.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :