Christmas has come early for pupils at St Pius Primary School in Blantyre following an over MK8 million donation of assorted items from a local company C & S Investments.
The donation includes maintenance of walk ways around the school campus, rehabilitation of classrooms, 100 plastic chairs, twenty footballs, Desks and swivel chairs for both the Headmistress and her deputy and 600 ball pens for the pupils.
C & S Investments is owned by seasoned Insurer Chris Kapanga and Chartered Accountant Symon Itaye and it is into the fuel and hospitality industry.
Among other business interests, the company runs the Zingwangwa filling station which is located at Kudya near St Pius Primary School where the donation was made.
Kapanga told Capital FM that the donation has been made as part of celebration as the company has clocked 10 years doing business in Malawi.
“We evaluated several alternatives we could have targeted for our social responsibility but we settled for St Pius for four reasons that Mrs Itaye and Mrs Kapanga who are the Directors of the company went through St Pius Girls and I myself went through St Pius Boys Primary.”
“The fourth reason is that St Pius is within the neighbourhood of Zingwangwa Filling Station,” said Kapanga.
He added that it was important for companies and individuals to help one another even at micro level before it comes to macro level.
Speaking after receiving the donation, the Headmistress of the school Norah Banda thanked C & S Investments for the donation describing it as timely.
“I think this donation will improve the education standards for the learners here as we will have quality education because the materials they have given us they are so good and important for the learners,” said Banda.
She further disclosed that as a school they are facing challenges of inadequate learning and teaching materials though she was quick to mention that with the support of the parents and the community, some of these challenges are being solved.