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Kagem donates furniture to Masasa combined school

Masasa Combined School in Lufwanyama is making meaningful strides towards providing a conducive learning environment for its pupils, with support from Kagem Mining Limited.

As part of its initiative aimed at uplifting and enhancing education standards in the local districts, Kagem handed over furniture to the school, comprising 120 desks, two office tables, and 10 office chairs worth over K171,000, in a bid to ensure that both pupils and staff have the essential tools they need to achieve their learning and teaching objectives.

Victoria Chileshe, Kagem’s Community Affairs Manager said:

“We are proud to partner with the Masasa Combined School once again. Our key message goes to the students, especially the girls, to use this new material we provided to work hard and achieve greater results. We will continue to support the school within our capabilities.”

Nestled in Lufwanyama’s Masasa community, Masasa Combined School plays a crucial role in providing education to the majority of children in the area.

Recently upgraded from a primary school to also include a secondary school, it now caters for 475 pupils from various grades, giving young learners much needed hope for a brighter future and outlook on life.

The recent upgrade came through a partnership between Kagem and the Ministry of Education through the Lufwanyama District Education Board Secretary’s Office (DEBS).

The school expansion, wholly funded by Kagem, included the addition of a block of three classrooms, two offices and a room for examination papers, as well as two teachers’ residences with ablution blocks.

The upgrade has allowed the Masasa Combined School to accommodate more pupils and staff – a testament to Kagem’s continued contribution to education in the district.

“This has come at the right time, when the Government has introduced free education policy, which has led to an increase in enrolments in school. We salute Kagem Mining and the Government for this gesture,” said the students representative.

The school headteacher, Mr David Chitaulo, representing the District Education Board Secretary added: “My office is very much humbled with such gesture, as it will help alleviate the shortage of desks in school, but also gives a chance for students to learn in a good environment, which will motivate them to work harder.”

Previous educational projects undertaken by Kagem include the construction of Chapula Secondary School, the rehabilitation of Chapula and Kapila Primary Schools, and the construction of teachers’ houses at various schools within Lufwanyama.

As part of its focus on supporting local education, Kagem also regularly donates teaching aids and learning materials including textbooks and other reading materials, in order to enhance the quality of education for pupils.

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