Students with hearing impairment from Mary View School of the Deaf in Chiradzulu have received a boost to continue working hard in their education following a donation of school uniforms by Maestros Leadership Team on Saturday.
Maestros National Coordinator Violet Machika said the donation is in line with goal number 10 of the Sustainable Development Goals which advocates reducing inequalities.
“We are also launching our new project which we call beyond physique targeting children with disabilities and we have learnt some of the challenges that children with disabilities are facing. So by coming with these uniforms, we want to promote equality in their education as well as encouraging them so that they work hard in school and realise their dreams in future,” said Machika.
She said handing over the uniforms is one of their organisation’s academic armour under which they will be providing school uniforms to the underprivileged children from across the country.
The donation was organised by the Maestros chapter at the Catholic University whose coordinator Khumbolane Chavula said they conducted a research at the school which revealed that school uniforms, apart from other essentials, are a need for the students.
“Mary View School of the Deaf needs a lot; we discovered that a lot of people and organisations come here to donate food and exercise books among others. However, we spotted differences in the way the students look, so we came up with uniforms [as something to donate] to motivate them all,” said Chavula.
Among others, the organisation engages communities in promoting quality and inclusive education opportunities by providing 1,000 scholarship grants to 1,000 students every year.
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