Members of the public are being encouraged to be development minded in a bid to sustain development in respective areas.
The sentiments follow a donation of iron sheets and bags of cement to Livalo primary school in Malawi’s central region district of Ntcheu by a former student.
Mathias Chatuluka who used to be a student at the primary school has used money over MK200, 000 to purchase materials required for construction.
The materials are expected to be used in constructing the schools headmaster’s office block.
Speaking to Capital FM, Chatuluka pointed out that development cannot happen if citizens are not giving back to the community they belong to.
He stressed that the citizenry should be in the forefront in developing their respective areas and not wait for donors.
"We are a change in development hence the need for us to be proactive in giving out to respective communities.
I am appealing to all bona-fide citizens of this village to come forward in developing the school and the area at large," explained Chatuluka.
Headmaster for the school hailed the donation stating will go a long way in address the current situation whereby the current block is small and dilapidated.
Dickson Kufankomwe then assured safety of the donated building materials stating will be used for intended purpose.
He therefore appealed for more support since the schools has also inadequate classroom blocks considering the huge number of learners enrolled at the school.
"At the moment we have over 1,200 learners enrolled at the school but the classroom blocks are not enough to accommodate them.
Therefore we ask people of goodwill to come a forth to help in address some of these challenges at the school, "He lamented.
Livalo primary school which has classes from standard 1 to 8 was established in 1967.
The school serves pupils from over 10 surrounding villages all under Senior chief Makwangwala in Ntcheu district.