SIMON MUNTEMBA writes
LUSAKA-based lawyer, Dickson Jere has delivered over 2,000 blocks for the construction of a new classroom block at Muchinga School in Zingalume area of Matero to cater for the recent transformation of the school into secondary.Mr Jere told the Daily Nation that he was approached by the school authorities to help construct four-classrooms at the school which was recently expanded into a combined school to host both primary and secondary education.“I promised to help the school when I was approached two weeks ago. I am glad to delivery the first consignment of 2,500 blocks. I really want to see this project materialize in a short period of time,” Mr Jere said when he headed over the blocks to the school. He said he had approached a number of friends to assist in procurement of materials for the project and that one of the lawyers in Lusaka has agreed to pay for the consignment, which will push the construction to roof level.Meanwhile, Mwembeshi Ward Development Committee chairperson Mathew Kangwa thanked Mr Jere for the gesture and support towards the construction of the new classroom blocks at muchinga school.Mr Kangwa said the support rendered saying it would go a long way in improving the learning environment.“You are really a man of your words. I was here when you promised to mobilize resources for the school and we did not think you will do this quick. We thank you on behalf of the parents in the area,” Mr Kangwa said.Muchinga School is situated in Zingalume area but caters for the children from Lusaka west, balastone Park, Chunga, Desai, George Compound, Paradise and other surrounding areas. The school currently enrolls over 3,000 learners and share classrooms.
Mr Jere has also set-up a computer Laboratory with over 40 computers which he donated to the school to help them with ICT lessons, which the school did not have since inception.