OVER 350 students at Chipapa Secondary School in Kafue District are expected to benefit from a newly constructed classroom block valued at K688,729.
World Vision Zambia (WVZ) in partnership with Absa Bank Zambia (ABZ) has since handed over the 1×3 tutorial room to the school management.
In addition, Absa has also purchased desks and chairs for the new classroom block at a cost of K82,800.
The financial institution that brings you cutting-edge banking technology, Absa in collaboration with WVZ have contributed K350,000 and K338,729 respectively towards the construction of the classroom block.
The classroom block is poised to increase classroom space and provide a conducive learning environment for learners.
WVZ has disclosed to Techwatch News that before the Secondary School opened in 2014, learners walked a minimum of 12 kilometers to Chilanga to access secondary school education.
The opening the Secondary School has resulted in high demand for school places in the Chipapa area, especially for senior classes.
“Due to lack of space, pupils had to attend their classes in the school’s bicycle shed,” adds WVZ.
Further, as part of Absa’s contribution towards the fight against COVID-19, the financial institution has funded the purchase of various hygiene materials and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at a cost of K300,000.
Over 10,000 learners and community members in the Chipapa area will benefit from the support.