Kasisi Girls get K7,000 donation for laboratories

THE Civil Aviation Authority has donated K7,000 towards the rehabilitation of the dilapidated Home Economics and Computer laboratory at Kasisi Girls Secondary School.
Civil Aviation Authority director general Gabriel Lesa said home economics is an important subject that instils knowledge on home nutrition and economics.
He said such knowledge is likely to reduce household poverty and malnutrition, leading to a financially literate and healthy family.
“This is what government is seeking to achieve through the millennium development goals,” Mr Lesa said during the donation in Lusaka yesterday.
He further said education is the first step towards not only breaking the cycle of poverty in Zambia but also breaking the shackles of stereotyping.
“It is, therefore, our joy as the Civil Aviation Authority to be part of this important occasion as we respond to one of the most important needs in our community by partnering with Kasisi Girls Secondary School for the benefit of our girl-children and society as a whole,” Mr Lesa said.
He also said access to information and communication technology (ICTs) is vital to the development of the nation.
PTA chairperson Chrispine Kanchule said there was urgent need to rehabilitate the Home Economics and Computer laboratory blocks, which he said were a danger to pupils.
“If nothing is done to rehabilitate the two blocks, they could cause death if they collapsed,” he said.
Kasisi Girls Secondary School headteacher Prisca Phiri appealed for more support from other organisations and individuals.
“Kasisi Girls is well known for its excellent results but when it comes to infrastructure, it is a sorry sight and indeed something can be done with our combined efforts,” Sister Phiri said.

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