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Chilanga school to spend K120,000 on girls’ ablution block

ABOUT K120,000 will be spent on the construction of an ablution block of girl-friendly showers at Chilanga primary school in a bid to help schoolgirls manage their menstruation.
And the school has included the procurement of sanitary wear for schoolgirls.
School head teacher Kenneth Muleya confirmed in an interview recently that works to construct showers are progressing well and will be completed before the end of this year.
Mr Muleya said once the showers are complete girls will no longer miss class because they will have facilities to maintain personal hygiene and cleanliness when they are at school.
He said “Apart from helping our girls manage their menstrual periods through the procurement of sanitary wear; our teachers hold regularly talks with the girls so that they understand the whole cycle and how they can manage it”.
Meanwhile, Mr Muleya said the revised curriculum on the introduction of information communication technology (ICTs) in schools has received overwhelming response from both parents and pupils.
He said Chilanga member of Parliament Keith Mukata recently donated 20 computers to the school which has enhanced the teaching and learning of ICTs.
“We can safely say we are getting there in terms of the learning of ICTs in schools but there are still some challenges; pupils cannot utilise the computers due to power outages being experienced countrywide”, said Mr Muleya.
And he has since advised parents in the area to continue taking their young children to early learning centres.
Mr Muleya said early learning is good for the development of every child and must be treated so by parents and guardians.

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