He said it was important for parents to actively take part in activities meant to improve their living standards.
He was speaking on Saturday when he donated 80 bags of cement to Christ the King School and 20 to the COMESA flea market in Livingstone.
Mr Evans, who is Livingstone Central Member of Parliament (MP), said he was encouraged to see parents and the school management taking the initiative to build a 1 by 3 classroom block to beef up classroom space.
“Parents must not be forced to contribute, they need to feel and know that it’s their responsibility to take part in these developments,” Mr Evans said.
Education, he said, was important for development and that as area MP, he would see how best schools in Livingstone could be assisted even from the Constituency Development Fund.
He said the 20 pockets of cement donated to COMESA flea market were meant for construction of an ablution block for the new trading area.
Christ the King headmistress, Grace Simpobole said the school had a serious classroom shortage because it also catered for children with special needs.
Ms Simpobole said the donation from the MP would help the school complete the classroom block which would house pupils with special needs.
She thanked the parents in the area and the ward councillor for sinking a borehole at the school at a cost of K60, 000.
Ms Simpobole said the borehole was also being used by the local community.
[times of zambia]