Chipata, February 2,2015, ZANIS… Magwero school for the blind in Chipata district is in dire need of support following serious operational challenges faced by the institution.
This came to light when District 413 of the Lions Club visited the school at the weekend and donated various items including beddings to cushion the hardships faced by the pupils.
ZANIS reports that the Lions Club District 413 is disturbed by the challenges faced by Magwero school for the Blind saying it needs concerted efforts to overcome them.
District 413 of the lions club Acting Zone Chairperson, Lion Kalonje
Ndhlovu stated that the problems encountered by the school are too
much such that the organization will engage stakeholders to help
address some of them.
He was speaking when his organization donated assorted items which
included blankets and bed sheets to the school.
Mr Ndhlovu who is also Lions Club of Munali President stated that people
should not turn a blind eye to the problems but help solve them because
any family could find itself in the same situation where they will
require to send their children to the school.
He further stated that the tour to the school showed that a lot needs
to be done to improve learning conditions of the pupils at the
“The situation at the school is so depressing hence the need for
urgent interventions,” he added.
And speaking at the same function Magwero school for the Blind Head teacher Sara Dipa expressed
happiness over the donation which she said will go a long way to
alleviate the hardships faced by the pupils.
Ms Dipa noted that the school had numerous challenges such as having
only having one house keeper to care for the three dormitories.
She stated that the situation becomes challenging especially when a
pupil gets sick as the house keeper is supposed to care for that child
while other children will have no guide for that particular night.
She stated further that the K830.00 boarding was considered to
be too high but defended the amount saying the school uses the money to purchase the
requirements needed to run the institution.