PIL Fuels Senga-Bay LEA School

Msimuko - (L) Makes a symbolic presentation to Headteacher, Chigwetseni and Cecilia Msimuko - (L) Makes a symbolic presentation to Headteacher, Chigwetseni and Cecilia - pic by Alex Banda

Petroleum Importers Limited (PIL), a consortium of private fuel importers, on Saturday took time off their business review and strategy meeting in Salima to donate textbooks to Senga-Bay Primary School in the district.

PIL General Manager, Martin Msimuko said, “one of our corporate social responsibilities dwells on education and we thought it wise to donate these textbooks after we heard that they were running low on school resources, and as a responsible corporate, we thought it wise to make this contribution.”

He added that the contribution also seeks to see more children continue with education observing the country’s economy grows when its people are literate.

Headteacher for the school, Dalikeni Chigwetseni, acknowledged the challenges at the school.

Chigwetseni said he was pleased with the books as they will contribute to quality learning and efficiency in delivery of lessons.

Cecilia Njoka, a standard 7 learner, disclosed that with lack of books they had several challenges in comprehension of English passages and solving Mathematics problems.

“We really need these books. They will now ease these challenges that for long, we have been facing, and I’m sure our performance will now improve,” said Cecilia.

The school has one of the highest enrollments in the district with 2256 learners, 1176 of which are girls.

The books are for classes 1 - 8 which PIL says are worth K 3 million with the company pledging to reassess the school needs to contribute in among the commitments, infrastructure development.

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