Neno Female Police Officers Engage Primary School Learners
Female police officers in Neno district have today Tuesday, engaged primary school learners where they have imparted knowledge on self-esteem, career choices, and personal safety.
Addressing the students at Chikonde Model Primary School, the officer's spokesperson, Joana Phiri, emphasized that many learners, particularly those from impoverished backgrounds, are dropping out of their education due to a lack of encouragement and essential school supplies.
To address this, according to Phiri, they have initiated a project to donate notebooks and shoes in addition to conducting career talks.
She said that "a lot of learners who are coming from poor backgrounds are failing to complete primary education hence our coming to talk to them and at least give them these items as a starter pack," she said.
Headteacher for the school, Daniel Banda recognised the prevalent issue of learners dropping out of school.
He cited insufficient notebooks and other necessities such as school uniforms. He then urged the recipients to cherish the items and exhibit a diligent attitude towards their studies.
Ifiness Kankombe, a third-grade student who received notebooks and shoes, expressed her commitment to caring for them and diligently pursuing her aspiration of becoming a medical doctor.
The female police officers also went to Mulemeka and Kambale primary schools to do a similar exercise.