In a bid to contribute to the promotion of education standards in the country, Politician, Business Magnate and Philanthropist Sidik Mia, operating under his Sidik Mia Foundation, has handed over a complete packaged classroom block to Jombo Community Day Secondary School in his home district of Chikwawa.
The Foundation has spent a total of MK80 Million for the construction of the school block.
Speaking during the ceremony yesterday, Chairperson of the Foundation, Mia, said his organization believes that an educated workforce is a catalyst for national development hence making the donation as it will enhance the learning environment among students at the institution.
“As Sidik Mia Foundation, we realize that a conducive learning environment is an integral part of quality education. We believe that by constructing and furnishing this school block, we have created additional space that will go a long way in decongesting the overcrowded classes and improve quality education,” observed Mia.
He said it was the wish of the organization that the youth surrounding Jombo attain quality education while emphasizing that that it would minimize some unlawful activities that some idle youth indulge in around the area.
“May I encourage students to work hard and be committed to education. Let donations like these motivate you to even work harder than before. At the same time, it is my humble appeal to school management, students, community leaders and entire community members to take good care of the building,” Mia advised.
On his part, Henry Gwede, Education Divisional Manager in the South West Education Division who was also guest of honour during the event, commended the Sidik Mia Foundation for the timely donation of the school block which he said will lessen the burden and panic students faced in the course of learning.
Gwede therefore called on the leadership surrounding Jombo CDSS to show appreciation for the good things the businessman is doing for them while urging all students to show a sense of responsibility towards the magnificent classroom block Mia handed over to the school.
The school block donated can hold over 50 students.