Standard Bank officials in the Client Coverage team on Friday, April 12 donated learning and teaching materials on top of face-lifting a classroom block at Chisawani Primary School in Thyolo District.

The donation valued at MK2.5 Million included chairs, boxes of chalk, markers, flipchart pads, hardcover exercise books and sets of football and netball kits and balls for both sporting disciplines.

The staff members also joined in the painting of one of the four classrooms that have also been face lifted by patching up of floor and walls.

Deputy Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Linda Manda said that the donation is one way for the bank to uplift the standards of education in Malawi.

“Education is the bedrock of development in any country. For Malawi education standards to improve, it will take Malawians themselves, whether individuals or organizations, to contribute towards the availability of basic needs in the sector,” Manda said.

She further said that as a corporate citizen, Standard Bank fully understands the importance of supporting education endeavors.

Chisawani School headteacher Alex Mabedi commended Standard Bank for what he termed as timely donation.

“This school has always faced problems when it comes to learning and teaching materials. What Standard Bank has done today is very commendable because it alleviates our problems to a greater degree and will facilitate a conductive environment for both teachers and pupil,” said Mabedi.

Chisawani Primary School has an enrolment of over 1500 students and services communities within a radius of about 7 kilometers.

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