The wife to Vice President Madam Mary Chilima on monday donated over 7000 face masks to the Ministry of Education.
The PPEs will go to special needs learners from selected 18 Primary schools and six Secondary Schools.
Making the symbolic presentation of the donation at the Vice President’s private residence in Area 43, Madam Chilima said as schools reopens the need to protect learners from Covid-19 is of paramount.
Madam Chilima said that her donation which she described as not enough will go to special needs learners considering their vunerability.
Madam Mary Chilima called upon well-wishers to donate various PPEs to schools as a way of contributing towards a successful reopening of schools amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Recieving the donation on behalf of her Ministry and beneficiary schools, Minister of Education Hon Agness NyaLonje said the donation was timely as the Ministry seeks to ensure that teachers and learners are protected from Covid-19.
NyaLonje said the Ministry is working hard to ensure that all schools are safe and learners and teachers are protected.