Board members donated 500 school bags to Mankalala Primary School in Mwamba ADP during the joint Vision Fund and WV Zambia board visit.
WV Zambia Board Chairperson Dr Obert Sikazwe said the donation was in line with World Vision's mission and vision.
"We want to ensure that the children are healthy and educated for life and that can only be achieved when they are provided with the necessary tools," said Dr Sikazwe.
And school head teacher Mr Francis Mubanga said the gesture by World Vision will enhance classroom performance.
Mr Mubanga thanked World Vision for its commitment to supporting the institution.
"This school was founded in 1999 by the local community and last year it was given the government school status as a result of World Vision and Vision Fund interventions," said the head teacher.
Mr Mubanga said the most children who could not have had access to primary education have since been enrolled.
‘‘The school pupil population now stands at 293 which was not the case before your interventions. This is because most families have been economically empowered and are now able to take their children to school,’’ he added.
Meanwhile Mankalala Primary School PTA chairman Elias Mukuka said in a separate interview that the school is faced with numerous challenges that range from inadequate learning materials and shortage of the staff houses.
In a vote of thanks, 13-year-old school pupil Austin Mwamba said the commitment by World Vision of looking into the plight of the disadvantaged communities must be emulated.