The Rotary Club of Bwaila at the weekend donated 24 office chairs to Bwaila Secondary School in Lilongwe.
Teachers and other staff members at the institution have hitherto been using plastic chairs meant for students, which were in short supply.
A member of the club, Thomas Chataghalala Munthali, said he was shocked to see teachers sitting on weak and worn -out plastic chairs in the staffroom when he paid a private visit to the institution earlier this year.
“How can a teacher deliver when they are sitting on an uncomfortable chair? This is what necessitated our donation today. We receive a lot of stuff from well-wishers and partner clubs from all over the world and we thought we should share part of that with the teachers here,” he said.
In her remarks, the school’s head teacher, Anita Kaliu, described the donation as a great motivation to staff.
“I can assure you that this gesture will hugely motivate teachers and support staff alike. It was embarrassing to see teachers sharing chairs with students, but this will provide some sense of sanity and give us an air of pride in our work,” she said.
Kaliu also called upon other well-wishers to bail the school out of numerous challenges it is facing.
Bwaila Secondary School has 1 200 students against 78 teachers.