Head teacher Mr. Mwakaga Zecha requested KWEA officials to help
The administration of Menzamwenye Primary School in Dzombo Ward has admitted that its pupils have difficulties speaking or writing in the English language. Speaking during a motivational talk event conducted by Kwale Welfare and Education Association (KWEA) in the school last Saturday, the head teacher Mr. Mwakaga Zecha requested KWEA officials to help the school devise a strategy to help the pupils develop a liking for the subject.
“All examinable subjects except Kiswahili are set in English; so if the learners are weak in the subject, they’re not likely to register good results in the other subjects,” pleade Mr. Zecha.
KWEA works with sampled schools in the four sub-counties of Lunga-Lunga, Msambweni, Matuga and Kinango with the objective of helping the learners improve in their academic development. The organization’s chairperson Mr. Masoud Ramadhani Bungale assured the pupils that KWEA will do what it can to ensure that the school improved in the county and national grading.
He said his organization was currently collecting books including English story books which will soon be distributed to various schools. “As a matter of fact, we’ve earmarked Menzamwenye Primary school as the launching pad of our book distribution exercise,” said Bungale.
Three top class eight pupils were rewarded by the chairperson for impressive performance in the KWEA exam that the school undertook last term. The trio, Praise Mwikali, Chaka Tsuma and Abubakar Nzaphila Mbetsa scored 367, 348 and 337 respectively. Female pupils in classes six, seven and eight also benefitted from free sanitary towels donated by KWEA. A similar exercise was also conducted in Menzamwenye and Shimoni Secondary schools.
KWEA is engaged in a series of activities to uplift the standard of education in Kwale schools. The organization comprising mainly young graduates who went to school under challenging environments works closely with the local leadership and the private sector to accomplish its objective.
Last December, KWEA secured a place in history as the first organization to successfully organize a charity walk to raise funds to support the girl child. The exercise earned the admiration of various county leaders led by Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya and a host of elected leaders.
Last April, the organization in collaboration with Gombato Ward Representative Omari Iddi Boga organized an educational symposium at Gombato Secondary school where more than two hundred secondary and university graduates converged. The students were addressed by among others, Prof. Hamadi Boga (Taita Taveta University College), Prof Halimu Shauri and Mr. Musa Yeya both of Pwani University.
The KWEA has also organized a career exhibition which will be held at Matuga Girls High School on June 7th this year.