Blantyre-based Nigerian community yesterday donated desks to Mbayani Primary School in Blantyre worth K2 million.
Speaking after the event, Blantyre Nigerian Community chairperson Bonaventure Emmyk Uduchukwu said it was their tradition to carry out charity work at the end of a year.
“We believe that it is our responsibility and duty to assist the people we live with in our communities. They are our brothers and sisters,” he said.
Uduchukwu said they have assisted a number of institutions, including Malawi Police Service, Malawi Prisons Service and Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital.
Mbayani Primary School management committee chairperson Fraser Minofu thanked the Nigerians for the donation.
“Many desks were broken and learners were sitting on the floor. We appeal to other well-wishers to support the school with desks,” he said.
Ndirande Zone primary education adviser Martha Dzingomvera said the desks will be mostly utilised during examinations.
“Desks are crucial when Standard Eight
learners are sitting their Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education examinations,” she said.
Mbayani Primary School opened in 1998 and has 7 293 learners, making it one of the highest populated schools in Blantyre alongside Kapeni Demonstration Primary School and Nkolokoti Primary School.