Toyota Zambia has donated K315,340 to World Vision Zambia aimed at renovating five classrooms at Milando Primary School and constructing a hygiene washroom facility.
Speaking during the cheque handover ceremony in Lusaka yesterday, Toyota Zambia managing director Dino Bianchi said the donation was in line with the company’s core values, which are focused on making a positive contribution to improving the quality of life for the communities in Zambia.
“It’s my privilege to represent Toyota Zambia here today to yet again reaffirm our commitment to work with our partners. World Vision in supporting the Government of the Republic of Zambia to improve the education sector to ensure every child has access to a conducive learning environment. Toyota Zambia acknowledges the important role that World Vision plays to provide access to quality education in various communities and these programmes are in line with our core values, which are focused on making positive contribution to improving the quality of life for the communities in which we live and work. It is for this reason that Toyota Zambia has continued to partner with World Vision to support the government to provide education for all. Guest of Honour, the cheque Toyota Zambia is handing over to World Vision today is a demonstration that Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives can contribute positively to the development of the country and bring about positive change in our communities,” Bianchi said.
“Toyota Zambia will spend a total of ZMW315,340.00 to support World Vision to renovate five classrooms at Milando Primary School and construct a hygiene washroom facility to ensure girls at the school have an appropriate sanitary facility that will encourage them not to abscond school. This project will also establish classroom libraries stocked with developmentally appropriate materials to encourage both girls and boys participate in library activities in order to promote a reading culture among learners. This initiative will transform the school and make it a model school as it will provide a conducive, safe and dignified learning environment for all learners especially the girl child who will now have a facility that supports their special needs. We would like to assure you, Guest of Honour and World Vision who are our partners, that Toyota Zambia will continue to support the Government of the Republic of Zambia and our partners to implement similar programmes in areas of health.”
And World Vision Zambia managing director John Hasse said the donation would improve the lives of about 500 children at Milando Primary School in Mungwi District.
“This is going to make the lives of those 500 children and their families to improve tremendously! It will transform their lives because those children have a better future now because of Toyota’s commitment, because of the Ministry of Education’s commitment. And so, we are very grateful that Toyota has today donated this money towards improving those lives,” said Hasse.