World Vision donates education equipment in Nchelenge District
Nchelenge, July 30th, 2014, ZANIS —- The WORLD Vision Zambia in Nchelenge District has donated assorted educational books, balls and jerseys to the ministry of education worth 21-thousand kwacha.
Mweru ADP manager Alex Lumbi made the donation this morning at the Nchelenge District Education Board Secretary’s office in Luapula Province.
Mr. Lumbi said his organisation through its Mweru Area Development Programme (ADP) decided to donate assorted educational books, football jerseys and balls to enhance the pupils reading capabilities and promote football as a source of alternative livelihood.
He said the focus of his organisation is to ensure that the children are health and educated for life but was quick to say that this can only be achieved are provided with the necessary tools.
He bemoaned the poor reading culture in Zambia and noted that in order trigger the desire to read, the pupils should be provided with a variety of literature books to read.
“Our reading culture is bad and to trigger the desire to read especially among the young people, we decided to donate various educational books,” he said.
Eight Primary Schools namely Kasumpa, Kambwali, Tokatoka, Nshinda, Shanyemba, Kanyembo Shimulundu and Kampampi will benefit from the donation.
And receiving the donation on behalf of the ministry, the District Education Board Secretary (DEBS) for Nchelenge Bennie Mwansa thanked the Mweru ADP for its support to the education sector.
Mr. Mwansa said the gesture by the ADP is timely and buys perfectly well into the new education curriculum that provides for the two path ways for the learner.
He noted that the donation of various educational books, jerseys and balls will motivate the pupils from the beneficiary schools to develop their knowledge capabilities and skills in sports.
He however said the education sector in the area is faced with numerous challenges that range from inadequate learning materials and shortage of the learning space.