As a way of complementing government’s efforts in improving education standards in the country, Kasungu Lions Club has donated assorted books worth K4 million to Boma Community Day Secondary School in the district.
Speaking after the donation on Wednesday, Kasungu Lions Club Vice President Jones Banda said the donation is part of their social responsibility and pledged to give more support to various institutions in the district.
“Kasungu Lions Club is proud to support the schools within the local community, we are continually trying our best to find new ways of giving something back to our community when we can,” he said.
Banda stated that the books were sourced from Kamuzu Academy and former Speaker of the National Assembly Henry Chimunthu Banda who were
saddened by the lack of books in the country’s schools.
He added that the club believes that the donated books will enhance reading culture among the students at the school since many of them were lacking such books.
On her part, the school’s deputy headteacher Agnes Chibweya expressed gratitude for the donation which she said has come at a right time since the school is struggling to get enough books.
“As a school we are very grateful for this timely donation and we hope this will bring positive results once students have started using them,” she said.
Chibweya added that the books will boost the students’ knowledge and also the teachers’ as they lack reference materials during their lessons. She assured the club that the school will take care of the books in order to meet the intended purposes saying it was the first time for the school to receive books of such quantity for free.
Some of the books donated are novels, science books, and reference materials for teachers.