On Monday 13th August 2019, Toyota Zambia handed K315, 340.00 to World Vision to renovate and construct classrooms at Milando primary school in Mungwi District of Northern Province.
Since the hand over, great progress has been made at Milando primary school with the construction of the new 1 x 2 classroom block and renovations on another 1 x 2 block completed. The Menstrual Hygiene Facility (MHF) has not been constructed yet due to heavy rainfall in the area. The menstrual hygiene management training targeted at both girls and boys will be conducted when the facility is completed.
The classroom blocks are in use and the upper grades have taken up the new block while the lower grades have occupied the renovated block. Our partner, World Vision Zambia contributed new desks for all the classrooms. As a promoter of quality education, five (5) teachers received training for the Unlock literacy model to enable them to efficiently facilitate the classroom libraries set up at the school under this project.
0n 27th March 2019, a joint team from Toyota Zambia and World Vision Zambia toured the new two completed blocks as well as the 1 x 3 block which was earlier reserved for renovation. During the visit, the school Head teacher shared that the Ministry of Education through the Mungwi District Education Board Secretary’s office instructed discontinued use of this one block due to its bad state. This structure is yet to be brought down in order to avoid any accidents in the event that it collapsed during school sessions. The team was impressed with the community’s commitment towards the project for contributing blocks, sand and stones for the new block which will aid accessibility for lockable book shelves for lower grades.
The head teacher and her staff of Milando Primary School are very appreciative of the assistance rendered by Toyota and World Vision Zambia. The Head teacher said that she already has seen change in the pupils and expects enrolment to increase particularly among girls due to infrastructural improvement as the Menstrual Hygiene Facility is in place.