Eva Demaya has constructed a classroom block at Kamphenda Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Rumphi which had no senior classes for almost 20 years.
The school had forms one and two only due to lack of classrooms.
After sitting Junior Certificate of Education (JCE) examinations, students were travelling almost 20 kilometres to neighbouring schools. Some dropped out while others lodged in unregulated self-boarding facilities where girls were perpetually at risk of teen pregnancies and child marriages.
In 2016, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology ordered the closure of the school until forms three and four classrooms were constructed. The phasing out of JCE rendered the school a white elephant.
This is the reason community members asked Eva Demaya director, Rumphi West legislator Jacqueline Kowenhoven, to help expand the remote school in her constituency.
Speaking when she handed over the block on Friday, the lawmaker said Eva Demaya spent about K22 million on the project to reduce the population of school dropouts in the area.
“We are thankful to the donors from Holland for supporting us. We will continue with such developments for the betterment of the community,” said Kowenhoven.
Group village head Zung’uzu commended Eva Demaya for the timely intervention and villagers for supplying bricks, sand and other materials.n