Singida Urban MP Mohamed Dewji (L) receives three tricycles, donated by the Lions Club of Dar es Salaam Mzizima, which were handed over by the District Governor of 411B Tanzania and Uganda Satish Sharma.

The Mzizima Lions Club of Dar es Salaam yesterday donated stationery items to Gerezani primary school in the city in its efforts to help the government mitigate some of the challenges which primary schools in the country face.

It also donated five wheelchairs worth 350,000/-, which it handed over to Singida Member of Parliament Mohamed Dewji.

Each of the 350 pupils at the school received 6 exercise books, one pencil, ball pen, ruler and color pencil.

Speaking at the handover, Club secretary general Mustafa Kudrati said primary education was very vital in building the pupils’ educational foundation, stressing the need to support the government in ensuring provision of quality education throughout the country.

“Early education is very important to our children. I would like to call upon other people to assist the government towards achieving targeted goals in education,” he noted.

The school’s headmaster, Ditrick Mkwela, hailed the club for the donation, describing it as a huge investment. He said the government alone lacked the resources to provide good education in all the primary schools in the country.

“As much as we would like to have quality primary education, the road to achieving this is full of challenges. The capacity is compromised because of inadequate funding to buy learning equipment,” he said.

For his part, Dewji thanked the club for donating the wheelchairs to his constituency. He said the donation would help alleviate some of the challenges which people in his constituency face.

He asked other people in the country to emulate the good gesture set by the club.

“This is a very important donation to the people in my constituency. I ask others to emulate this good gesture which will change the lives of some people in my constituency,” he said.

By Joseph Mchekadona, The Guardian

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