17 Community Schools in Chipulukusu township in Ndola have received two thousand reusable face masks and other hygiene materials from the Ndola District Chamber of Commerce as part of its contribution to mitigate the spread of Corona virus among learners.
The chamber also gave 288 bars of soap and a 120 bottles of liquid soap to the community schools.
Receiving the donation Ndola Central Member of Parliament Emmanuel Mulenga who is also Youth, Sport and Child development Minister said the donation has come at a time when schools have just reopened. .
Mr Mulenga said the 17 schools has a total of 600 pupils who need the hygiene materials to fight off the pandemic
He said he was happy that the community schools were chosen in the constituency to receive the protective materials as most of the pupils learning at the school are vulnerable children who can’t afford face masks.
He appreciated Ndola chamber of Commerce for coming on board, supplementing government efforts by providing the items to the community schools.
“We want every child to get educated that is why government thought it prudent to open examination classes amidst COVID 19.” the law maker said.
And Speaking earlier Ndola and Chamber of Commerce and industry council secretary Joseph Malisawa said the business community business in Ndola houses thought it wise to provide for the vulnerable children in communities schools and protect them from contracting Corona virus.
“The business communities come together bought hygiene materials and washable face masks for the young and elders of Chipulukusu compound.”he said.
And Speaking on behalf of the 17 Community Schools Natwange Youth Village Community School Head teacher Gervage Mwela thanked the chamber for the gesture saying the items received will be used for the intended purpose.
Mr Mwela further appealed to the civic leaders and other well-wishers to also consider donating temperature measuring machines which are part of the Ministry of Education requirement of opening schools under the COVID 19 preventive Measures.