Exceptional learners inspired
The learners received dictionaries, instruments, pencils, soft drinks and snacks.
Speaking during the award giving ceremony, Ngwira who is also the Founder and Executive Director of Extra Mile Development Foundation, highlighted that this program aims at boosting self-confidence and self-esteem of the learners, which also enhances their academic performance.
“We awarded a total of 21 learners as one way of motivating them to perform better in class,” she said.
In addition, Ngwira praised the teachers for their untiring work and support on the learners. She further observed that it is never easy to teach students in the primary section.
Commenting on the initiative, the Head Teacher Mrs. Gilberta Mpasu applauded Extra Mile Development Foundation for selecting this school.
“Activities of this nature sparks a spirit of competition among learners, which pushes them towards a common goal. Students begin to take education as a race, which is very recommendable,”Mpasu added.
One of the beneficiaries, Desire Mataka, a male standard 6 student who was on position 1 and managed to get away with a junior dictionary as the main prize, thanked Extra Mile Development Foundation for the initiative. He added that the present would boost his academic capacity in learning English.
In her closing remarks, Towera Ngwira thanked the head teacher for allowing them to patronize the ceremony and she promised to perform similar activities in other surrounding schools.