Njelengwa Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) located a kilometre away from Malawi and Tanzania border in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mwaulambia in Chitipa had no library and laboratory.
However, this is a story of the past as the school now has the two facilities, thanks to School Improvement
Plan (SIP) K700 000 grant that Creative Centre for Community Mobilisation (CRECCOM) gave the SIP
The school head teacher Hellings Lungu commends the organisation for the initiative, saying it has improved
learning among students.
“Many students had no interest to read because there were no books. Again, it was difficult to administer practical science lessons due to lack of laboratory,” he said.
He said after when the SIP committee received the money, they discussed with the community on areas to
“So, we settled for a library and laboratory. The community molded bricks and we constructed the structures,” he said.
Lungu also said they used part of the money to buy some laboratory equipment.