There was joy, songs of praise when Africa Parks (Majete) handed over a K12 million classroom block to communities of group village head Kanyongolo in Chikwawa District.
Kanyongolo Primary School, established in 1902, has an enrolment of 1 502 pupils and has been using two-classroom blocks constructed with Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
Other pupils were learning under trees.
In his speech, Chikwawa District Council vice-chairperson Clement Kamoto commended Africa Parks (Majete) for supporting the school.
“We are grateful for the help rendered and let me appreciate efforts made by community members in the surrounding villages for positively contributing towards this development,” he said.
Chikwawa district education manager Chrissie Chimsale said the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology strives to provide quality education despite inadequate resources.
African Parks (Majete) is a concessionaire of Majete Wildlife Reserve and its country director Patricio Ndadzera expressed gratitude for the continued good working relationship between parks officials and the surrounding communities.
African Parks operates in over 10 countries in Africa. n