As part of its corporate social responsibility, auditing and financial advisory firm KPMG on Saturday presented 90 desks worth K2 million to Blantyre Girls Primary School in the commercial capital.
KPMG Staff Partner Hastings Bofomo Nyirenda said the firm was touched to see students sitting on the floor in class,
Nyirenda said the company expects the desks to contribute towards the development of girl child education in the country.
“As you are aware, this school is close to the Blantyre Central Business District. Most of the students at the school sit on chairs at home but when they come to school they seat on the floor.
“As a company, we thought it wise to donate these desks to alleviate some of the challenges the school is facing,” said Nyirenda.
The funds for the desks came from contributions that KPMG staff members make every month.
Blantyre Girls Primary School head teacher Ruth Nambuzi thanked KPMG for the gesture.
She said the school, which has over 1,400 students, is facing a number of challenges such as shortage of toilets as well as high water bills.
“Every month we have high water bills to pay to Blantyre Water Board. Sometimes the water is not there. We would have loved if some well-wishers helped us by sinking us a borehole,” said Nambuzi.