As part of its corporate social responsibility, Petroleum Importers Limited (PIL) on Friday donated 50 desks worth over K1 million to Parachute Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Salima.
The donation was made alongside PIL’s business review meeting.
PIL General Manager, Enwell Kadango, said the donation is part of an on-going initiative by the company to contribute towards delivery of quality education in the country through its strategic CSR initiative.
“Apart from the health sector, PIL also singled out education as a critical social sector in need of its support and that is why we have designed a special project aside our route operations,” said Kadango.
He said, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, PIL is donating desks and other education materials to needy public schools.
Kadango further said the company has put aside K50 million for its CSR initiative out of which K25 million is for the education sector while the other is for the health sector.
PIL has already made similar donations to Njuli CDSS in Chiradzulu, Kadzakalowa CDSS in Ntcheu, Gumba CDSS in Mchinji, Mulunguzi CDSS in Blantyre and Linga CDSS in Nkhotakota.
Deputy Head Teacher for Parachute CDSS, Blessings Zumazuma, said the donation has come at a right time.
He said the school faces a lot of challenges and one of them is lack of a laboratory.
“During examinations, we take students to Salima Secondary School to sit for science subjects because we don’t have a laboratory here,” he said.