By KELVIN MUDENDA –
FORMER Hillcrest National Technical Secondary School pupils have donated electrical appliances worth K30, 000 to their former school.
Chairperson for ‘The Class of 1995’, Jonathan Chinyama said the K30,000, was sourced from the former pupils across the country who are eager to contribute towards the enhancement of quality education at the learning institution.
Mr Chinyama said in Livingstone at the weekend that the contributions made by the former pupils were part of their 20th anniversary activities to celebrate the years spent at Hillcrest National Technical Secondary school.
“As we celebrate our 20th Anniversary, we thought we should give back to the school which has made us who we are today. That is why we are here to donate two air conditioned units, two desktop computers and a projector,” he said.
He said the items were bought after wider consultation with the school authorities who indicated the areas of need for the school.
School head teacher, Amos Makasa said the school required an urgent face-lift.
Mr Makasa said the school could only keep its standards high, if the environment was conducive.
“It is great to do something about your former school. The school is really aging and is now 60 years old and it needs a lot of repairs and capital injection.
“We can only keep the standards high if the environment is conducive, the hostels need a complete overhaul as we have only been able to rehabilitate four hostels,” he said.
He said the school needed help in areas of infrastructure and learning materials which needed urgent attention.
He informed former pupils that, despite the challenges, the school was performing well academically, with more than 100 pupils getting six points during the previous national examinations.
The former pupils also held motivational talks for current pupils in the school hall and urged them to study hard and contribute positively to the country’s economic growth.