NKHOTAKOTA (Maravi Post)— Petroleum Importers Limited (PIL) recently donated 50 desks to Linga Community Day secondary school.In an interview, PIL General Manager said that their company had put aside MK50 million to address education and health sectors challenges in various communities across the nation. He disclosed that they have already made donations to such schools as Gumba, Njuli and Kadzakalowa CDSS in Mchinji, Chiradzulu and Ntcheu.
Kadango said that Linga CDSS is one of the schools in the country which has inadequate resources such as desks hence the donation.
“We have made the donation in response to the school’s needs of insufficiency of desks as no well-wisher has ever assisted Linga CDSS since its establishment yet the school serves a very large community. Its that zeal and hardworking drive that has attracted PIL to also come in and help in the spirit of assisting those that help themselves.
“We understand that this school does not only serve those that are selected here by the government but also that it is open to others seeking secondary education making it a double stream school operating on two separate shifts. This kind of arrangement puts more strain and pressure on the few resources the school has hence our coming to lessen this burden here at Linga CDSS,” said Kadango.
He further said that the donation was part of its company’s overall goal of assisting government in its economic growth efforts through education.
Beauty Chawonga, a form one student at the institution was excited with the donation saying lessons would be easy as insufficiency of desks was posing a threat to their learning mode.
“We have been scrambling for desks as are just few here and we hope that this development will make our learning comfortable now,” said Beauty.
On his part, the school’s headmaster, Donald Chikhungu, expressed gratitude for the donation describing the initiative as timely and a big booster to students.
Petroleum Importers Limited is private company tasked with fuel importation in Malawi which has been importing bulk of fuel for the country since 1999.