Quality, lifelong education for all which is accessible, inclusive and relevant to the individual, national and global needs and value systems.
Date: 13th January 2023.
Yash Foundation, a Corporate Social Responsibility unit of Yash Life Sciences recently donated a classroom block, a lab and ablution block to a tune of K5million.
The donation of the one-by-three classroom block, one by two science laboratory and ablution block was made to Lukamantano School in Chilanga District.
Republican Vice President, Mrs. W.K. Mutale Nalumango MP, applauded this gesture.
She emphasised the need for quality teaching services and infrastructure to promote high standards of education.
Mrs Nalumango praised Yash Foundation for adding value to Lukamantano, a grant aided school, by giving it a facelift with the donation of science equipment, desks and infrastructure to the school.
She indicated that the modern infrastructure constructed would improve learning at the institution.
She said this in a speech read on her behalf by the Minister of Education, Douglas Syakalima at the official handover ceremony held at the school.
The Vice President said that Government will partner with the Private Sector to build a Zambia where education thrives.
Mrs Nalumango emphasised Government’s commitment to ensuring inclusive education which is accessible and open to all without discrimination.
“I have no doubt that the additional new classroom and the ablution blocks will enhance school attendance. After all, the children are the community’s and country’s leaders of tomorrow,” Mrs Nalumamgo said.
The Vice President called for proper utilization of the new facilities for the sake of posterity.
She commended Lukamantano School Management and Yash Foundation for their collaboration with Government’s education policy.
Meanwhile, Minister of Education, Douglas Syakalima, pledged to contribute 50 desks to the school before the end of February 2023.
And Yash Foundation Director, Aditi Patel, said the non-profit making organisation was inspired to give something of great value to the vulnerable community.
She said there was no limit to learning, further describing education as a transformative factor for individuals and the whole nation.
Speaking earlier, Lukamantano Head, Sister Getrude Daka disclosed that the school, which started running in 2002, still had a deficit of 150 desks.
Sr. Daka also indicated that the school only had 12 classes for all learners from grades one to 12, a situation which limits the number of enrolments.
To this effect, she said, the school still needed more classes.
And Chilanga Member of Parliament, Sipho Hlazo, appreciated the donation made by Yash Foundation and was happy to hear that it promised to build additional infrastructure at the same school.
Mr Hlazo said the newly improved school will instil the art of inquisition for science and technology among pupils.