Pupils at Kabuthu Primary School in Lilongwe have commended the Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief for helping create a conducive learning environment at the institution.
Among other initiatives, the organisation constructed toilets, water harvesting tanks and trained pupils in permaculture to promote cleanliness at the school.
In an interview yesterday, Pemphero Masawu, a pupil, said the clean environment has motivated many pupils to attend classes.
“Previously, toilets were in bad shape and the surroundings untidy, but now the situation is different,” he said.
Another learner, Joseph Phiri said through permaculture, the school is able to grow vegetables and other fruits.
“We are given the vegetables to prepare at home so we can eat six food groups,” he said.
The school’s head teacher Ephrida Ndawu said the initiatives have improved sanitation at the school.
“Previously, the surroundings were untidy, but now we are the envy of other schools for good sanitation,” she said.
Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief country director Tchaka Thole said his organisation wanted to improve the sanitation at the school.
“A good learning environment motivates learners, thereby improving performance,” he said.