World Vision hailed for supplementing Govt efforts


WORLD Vision Zambia has been commended for supplementing Government efforts in the provision of quality education through infrastructure development in the area.

Mwinilunga District Education Board Secretary (DEBS) Michael Masumba said Government through the Ministry of General Education recognized and appreciated efforts aimed at improving the delivery of quality education to pupils in the district.

He said this in Mwinilunga yesterday during the handover of 1×3 classroom block, two staff houses and 2×2 VIP toilets constructed at a total cost of US$80,000 at Kanyikochi Primary School by World Vision Zambia with the  help of a South Korean based well-wisher Jim Kim.

Mr Masumba said the building had come at a right time as it will help reduce on the long distances pupils in the area cover to access education services at the nearest school which is about 26 km away.

Speaking at the same event, Kanyikochi head teacher John Mutondo said with the good infrastructure, the school which runs from Grade one to six, had now seen unprecedented increase in pupil enrolment levels from 45 in 2009 when the school was opened to 183 in 2016.

Meanwhile, World Vision Zambia national deputy director Chikondi Phiri said his organization would continue to supplement Government efforts in the provision of quality education especially to children in rural areas.

Mr Phiri noted that education was an important investment in one’s life, adding that it was the reason why World Vision took pride in delivering quality education through infrastructure development in line with
Government policy.