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Foundation Constructs Concrete Desks at Mulanje Mission Primary School

 Official handover of the concrete desks Official handover of the concrete desks - pic by Hastings Jimani

A family NGO in Mulanje, the Pangani Foundation on Friday officially handed over about twenty concrete desks it has constructed at Mulanje Mission Primary School.

The desks have been built outside the school premises under the historic Thundu tree which is believed to have lived over 100 years.

Florence Namaumbo Pangani, one of the family members told Zodiak Online that the decision to construct the desks at the school was arrived at after noticing that the children that were learning under the tree were literally sitting on the dust.

"As a family, we are proud of this school and the thundu tree as most of us, the children of Mr. and Mrs. Pangani did our primary school here and this is part of giving back to an institution that groomed," said Namaumbo.

The schools head teacher Master Nansambo told Zodiak Online that the desks will mostly be used for study circles.

"We are very grateful to the Pangani family for these desks and we promise to take care of them to show our appreciation to this family," said Nansambo.   

Meanwhile, Head of Mulanje Mission Reverend Innocent Chikopa said this development is crucial for the school and the mission as these desks will also be used for community and church meetings.

"This is a big mission which has a primary and a secondary school, hospital, college of health sciences and most importantly the church and our contribution to the country's development cannot be overemphasized," said Chikopa. 

According to Nansambo, Mulanje Mission Primary School has 2379 learners.

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