A total of 30m/- has been set-aside by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) to support Corporate Social Responsibility in the localities in which the firm operates for this year.
The PWC’s senior manager, Burton Nsape, told The Guardian on Saturday that PWC has donated 50 desks, five chairs and five tables to Mbezi Msumi Primary school teachers worth 4m/- as part of Corporate Social Responsibility.
“We have decided to donate the support after observing that lack of desks is the major impediment hampering pupil at this school to learn more effectively and as PWC, we believe that the desks will help to ensure a more conducive environment for the children to learn in,” he said
“Our focus was just to help the pupils learn in a conducive environment, enable them concentrate in their studies and reduce the pains on their legs or backs they incur while sitting and writing on the floor,” he said.
On the other hand, “it is very important that we all work to ensure that our children are trained in an environment that promotes their learning abilities and encourages them to strive for better education.”
Highlighting on the health services project being undertaken by the PWC, he said this year they gave Mbagala Women’s Hospital two delivery beds, 10 bed screens, 10 doctors’ kits and 20 baby nappies all worth 10m/- as part.
“We also call on other firms to support pupils because there are many schools that need their support,” he said.
Meanwhile, the school headteacher, Briton Alfan Ngwale, thanked PWC management for the support, saying shortage of desks in his school has been a serious problem.
He said the pupil’s handwriting would now be good, attractive as they will be able to concentrate on what the teachers teach them.
“Although we have already received 50 school desks from PWC, 19 desks from Kinondoni Municipal Council, 30 desks from Mbezi Beach Local Government, we still need 110 more desks,” he said.
The school has 760 students and 12 teachers.