Government commends private sector support

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—-Government says the current state of educational establishment in Livingstone has steadily improved with the support of both the private and public sectors.

Livingstone District Commissioner Omar Musenje said government is looking forward to more partners coming on board to improve the lives of people especially in the education sector.

He said this when Anthony Robins Foundation and Sun International made donations worth US$174,920 to Nakatindi Community School.

He said that the importance of health, education and poverty reduction and what the Robins group has come up with is something to emulate and support.

He noted that Sun International’s corporate social investment programs are also something to smile about as the community has greatly benefited especially the underprivileged people in the tourist town and other outlining areas.

He however noted that there is no secondary school close to Nakatindi and that children at the community school find difficulties in terms of transport and this contributes to most of them dropping out of school after junior secondary.

And Anthony Robins group representative Loren Nations disclosed that the group has bought a bus for the community school to reduce on transport problems.

He said the group will pay salaries for teachers and the bus driver for the next two years as well as provide fuel for the bus during the same period.

Mr Nations also said the foundation is also going to provide tablets to help introduce e-learning at the community school in order to give children computer skills.

He advised the children to live and learn with passion in order to create a better destiny for themselves.

And acting head mistress Ruth Chanda thanked the two groups for their generous donations to the school.

She noted that the gesture will greatly help enhance education standards of the school.

The Anthony Robins Foundation and Sun International donations to Nakatindi Community school an industrial arts and wood work building, Bus, pencils, books, seedlings among others.