Government says it is always grateful for contributions cooperating partners are making towards the education sector in the country.
Agricultural Minister in charge of livestock and fisheries, Bradford Machila, says government is always humbled when donors work towards improving lives of vulnerable communities.
Mr. Machila, who is also Kafue constituency Member of Parliament, said this in Kafue today at the official opening of Kalundu View Community School which was funded by Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) from the Netherlands.
Mr. Machila said the completion of the school is an indication that the community of Kalundu is determined to improving their living standards and overcome poverty.
He said parliament was in the process of approving funds meant for the education sector which will even benefit more people in the country.
Mr. Machila thanked the Netherlands community for contributing resources towards the construction and completion of the one by three classroom block and toilets for pupils.
He called on the community to look after the structure and work closely with government so that standards of education can be maintained.
Netherlands Ambassador to Zambia, Harry Molenaar, said the community of Kalundu should be proud of itself as it has managed to construct a school using initiative by applying for donor help.
Mr. Molenaar said the standard of the school was that of high quality which can only be compared to that of government schools.
He said his country is happy to be associated with the school as it was one way of showing how caring the Dutch people were.
The Dutch Ambassador said development in communities will only come about if people show determination and perseverance.
Mr. Molenaar expressed happiness at the way the money had been utilized, saying this is evidenced by the structures in place and pupils using the school.
He said the funds used to construct the school were not sourced from the Dutch government but NGOs who love to assist vulnerable communities.
Project Coordinator of the school Sonia Doras disclosed that a total of 100,000 Euros was donated by the SOS Meerlo – Wansum and Hetty Denen for constructing the school.
Ms. Doras said the project involved constructing a 1×3 classroom block, toilets and three staff houses.