Child Fund Zambia has handed over a classroom block and a house to Joseph Conteh Community School in Mwembeshi Lukamantano area of Chilanga district.
Speaking on behalf of Child Fund Director in charge of programs and Sponsorship Doras Chirwa, Child Fund Child protection specialist Chimuka Hamusunse says the organization invests considerable effort and resources in supplementing government Efforts aimed at improving the quality of Education across the country.
“We do this because we believe that quality education stimulates Economic growth, improves health, reduces child marriage and lowers cases of marternal and child deaths among other things “said Hamusunse.
Mr. Hamusunse hopes that Joseph Conteh School whose enrolment has now increased to 301 will also begin to record positive learning outcomes especially now that it has become an examination center.
“We know that more classroom spaces need to be constructed to ensure that every child in this Community has access to Quality education and also to reduce overcrowding in classrooms especially now with the Covid19 challenges” said Hamusunse.
Mr. Hamusunse has further appealed to government to consider looking into the issue of additional classroom blocks and the provision of learning materials.
Meanwhile receiving the project on behalf of Government Chilanga district education board secretary Benjamin Chisulo says government has a responsibility to provide quality education; however Government is working hard towards the 2030 vision in ensuring that education comes closer to every child.
Fr. Chisulo says as DEBS his duty is to ensure that every child of Chilanga district receives that much needed education.
Fr. Chisulo reveals that he will lobby government and other stakeholders to ensure that another classroom block is put at Joseph Conteh.
And Mwembeshi Community Association Chairperson Elvis Chilwawa has thanked child Fund for the efforts put into ensuring that children learn in an environment of good Quality.
Mr. Chilwawa says that it’s a duty of a Community to ensure that the safety of our children is promoted.