Alumni Bails Out Robert Laws Sec School With Learning Materials
Barely days after fire allegedly started by some students gutted part of the school library at Robert Laws Secondary school former students for the school have bailed out the institution with books and desks to ease some of the challenges it is facing.
Chairperson for Robert Laws Secondary school Alumni Boston Chiguza Kumwenda said the donated 50 desks worth 2.5 million kwacha are part of their social corporate responsibility as former students at the school.
Kumwenda said apart from the desks they have done other things for the school including fumigating the school structures following an outbreak of bed bugs and buying books for the school's library
He urged former students from other schools to emulate what they have done and assist their former schools saying many educational institutions in the country are facing a spectrum of challenges.
"A lot of schools in the country are facing challenges, challenges of books, dilapidated classrooms, water, beds and many more so I would like to urge fellow alumni from other schools to emulate what we have done and do the same for their former schools," said Chiguza Kumwenda.
Kumwenda said they will continue supporting the school where there is a need as a way of plowing back whatever they have to the facility which played a major role in shaping their future.
The school's head boy Phemba Kapale said the desks will go a long way in providing a conducive environment for teaching and learning at the institution.
"We are happy that former students at the school have decided to help their school this will enable us to learn in a good environment, they have also motivated us so that we too do better in our studies," said Phemba.
On his part, the school's headteacher James Chipapa Phiri while commending the former students for the timely donation asked for more assistance saying the school is overcrowded and lacks space and beddings
Phiri said the school is supposed to accommodate 320 students but they have over 500 students.
"We are grateful to the former students for showing interest in their dormers school but we urge them to continue with their support as we still lack a lot of things, this school is overcrowded we are supposed to accommodate 320 students but currently we have over 500 learners so we need more space to carter for more students," said the seemingly excited Chipapa Phiri.
The former students also donated books for the library which was gutted down by fire recently and assorted sports uniform attire.