Zambian Breweries through its Manja Pamodzi Project scheme has this week donated 50 computers to five primary schools in Chawama, Kamwala, Matero, Chunga and Mtendere townships of Lusaka.
The aim of the exercise was to address the computer crisis in schools and to improve the levels of information communication technology within the education system in Zambia.
Zambian Breweries Corporate Affairs Director Ezekiel Sekele said that the schools that had received the computers were part of the Manja Pamodzi Project.
“We are happy that we are working together with the schools and this is a demonstration of how an effective public-private partnership can flourish. We are not all about profit making but making profit sustainably through having better communities and bringing people together”, said Mr. Sekele.
He also said that through education and awareness, a lot of benefits had been seen at family, community and national level and that was why his organisation was donating computers to schools.
“As an institution, our passion and thinking is that we want to bring people together for a better community. We want to give back to communities and invest for a better country”, he added.
And Kasamba Primary School Head teacher Mrs. Beatrice Mulenga said that the school before the donation had five computers and was faced with a lot of challenges in computer lessons.
Muchinga Primary School head teacher Sylvia Miti said the computers would go a long way in helping the school and the pupils during final examinations.
“We are grateful to Zambian Breweries for the computers and we have no doubt that these computers will add value in advancing computer studies,” she said.
Manja Pamodzi is a community driven project that is helping to clean up post-consumer packaging waste in Lusaka, improving sanitation and hygiene as a result the project has brought together communities and stakeholders including Zambian Breweries to clean up the environment at the same time create business opportunities.