By NOEL IYOMBWA
IN line with the government’s call to corporate organisations to help fight Coronavirus in schools, China Jiangxi Corporation has donated K40,000 to Likasa Boss Boarding School.
The corporation has also donated hand sanitisers, face masks and learning materials.
Speaking during the handover of the cheque and materials, China Jiangxi KKIA contract manager Fall Rao said the firm was approached by the Parents Teachers Association that the school needed help.
Mr. Rao said that the corporation also feels that it is its responsibility to carry out social responsibilities in the community.
He also said the corporation knows the significance of education in developing the country and people hence the donation.
Mr. Rao hoped that more companies will come on board and help the school and that the money will be put to good use.
And thel head teacher, Mr Chomba Mushimbi said the school with 238 pupils faces many challenges such as inadequate classroom blocks.
Mr Mushimbi explained that the school also lacks a sick bay hence when a pupil is sick, they are taken to Kafue District Hospital which is eight kilometres away.
He disclosed that despite the challenges, the school has in the last three years been recording a 100 percent pass rate for both Grade eight and 12.
Mr Mushimbi commended China Jiangxi for the gesture adding that the donation will help in preparing for reopening of schools amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, deputy head teacher Anthony Samanenga disclosed that the school’s infrastructure was handed over to the government in 2012 by an American nongovernmental organisation.
Mr Samanenga said that since then, the school remains one of the best schools in Kafue in terms of academic performance.